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scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5386&context=faculty_scholarship

the most important of the thirteen that would eventually come to form the. United States. From the seventeenth century until the United States Civil War,. Virginia continued to maintain the largest slave population on the North American continent. The first Africans in Virginia were treated as indentured servants, held for a term.

www.crystalinks.com/greekslavery.html

Kidnapping was another fairly common way in which one could have been sold into slavery. Slaves were treated differently in ancient Greece depending upon what their purpose was. If one was a household servant, they had a fairly good situation, at least as good as slavery could be. They were often treated almost as part ...

thelouvertureproject.org/index.php?title=Slavery_in_Saint-Domingue

The slaves were treated terribly, often beaten and raped as well as tortured and outright murdered. They had such miserable lives that death was considered a welcome release. By the middle of the 18th century, British Jamaica and French Saint-Domingue had become the ...

www.nccivilwar150.com/history/african-american.htm

Though slaves were considered valuable property, their physical treatment was often poor. As human beings, their race was despised, oppressed, and considered inferior. Physical abuse of slaves was considered by whites merely as discipline. Forced separation of families was also common. In the 1820s and 1830s, ...

www.scribd.com/document/31545355/Treatment-of-Slaves

If you were a rich white with a lot of land things would be easier, but few of the population in the Caribbean was. I chose to do the treatment of slaves in the Caribbean in the 19th century because the way in which they were treated is a fascinating topic. In the 19th century slaves were treated worse than animals. In the 19th ...

www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/slavery/ten-facts-about-washington-slavery

Neither George nor Martha Washington could free these slaves by law and upon Martha's death these individuals reverted to the Custis estate and were ... who lived near Mount Vernon, once reported that "it was the sense of all his [ Washington's] neighbors that he treated [his slaves] with more severity than any other man.

www.ancient.eu/article/629/slavery-in-the-roman-world

Nov 1, 2013 ... As many as 1 in 3 of the population in Italy or 1 in 5 across the empire were slaves and upon this foundation of forced labour was built the entire edifice of the .... There is some evidence that slaves were better treated in the Imperial period as fewer wars resulted in slaves being in less ready supply and, ...

revealinghistories.org.uk/africa-the-arrival-of-europeans-and-the-transatlantic-slave-trade/articles/life-on-plantations.html

Africa, the arrival of Europeans and the transatlantic slave trade ... The plantation economies of the Americas were built almost exclusively on slave labour. Crops such as tobacco in ... This violent treatment is documented in narratives by Olaudah Equiano, Mary Prince, Robert Wedderburn and Frederick Douglass. Despite ...

www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2369

Aug 5, 2009 ... Slavery in the United States was a labor system that depended upon captive Africans who were held by their owners as legal property in a state of permanent bondage. Most enslaved individuals in Alabama were born into enslavement in other states and brought into the area as part of the South's internal ...