• Our country still uses child labor to do homework. Disgusting!
  • In Britain it came about as the result of peaceful campaigning. The English government passed a law abolishing slavery and ordered the Royal Navy to uphold its decision in all parts of the world.
  • I hate to break it to you but slavery is alive and well today.
  • The Ottoman empire was the first to abolish slavery in 1886. You could say the Muslims were the first people to become civilised and America invaded out of jealousy.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      The First & Second Barbary Wars were fought specifically to curb the slave trade in North Africa and the Ottoman provinces.
  • Slavery is still a part of life in many countries. The group Free the Slaves estimates that there are more slaves now than at any other point in history, most of those are in the Africa and Asia.
  • Slavery, though illegal over most of the world, is alive and well all over the world today in one form or another. The practice has never really ceased to exist the earliest record of attempt to regulate it was in the Roman Republic in 326 BCE when debt servitude was abolished by Lex Poetelia Papiria. The slave trade was outlawed in Ireland between 500 and 800 CE. Pope John VIII said Christians couldn't hold the Christians as slaves in 873. In 1080 William of Normandy decreed that Christians could not be sold to heathens (non christians). In Magna Carta (1215) clause 30 Habeas Corpus served as the basis against slavery in English Common Law but it obviously was ignored. Re. Slavery at common law 1569. Other than Venice in 960 the only country that appears to have attempted to actually take a serious stand against slavery was the Xin Dynasty of China of 9 CE. It was overthrown in 12 CE. Spain opposed the slavery of Native Americans but didn't discourage the use of blacks as a replacement. Attempting to single out the United States for the practice of slavery and crediting its civil war for abolition of it is completely erroneous.

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