What Is Slavery?
Slavery is when another person owns someone; this person can control what they do and where they live. I know this sounds like a lifetime movie about a bad marriage/relationship but that is not the slavery I’m talking about. There are two kinds of slavery, being a slave and being enslaved. If you are talking about a slave, they are someone that is the property of someone and they are forced to work for little or no money. An enslaved person is someone who is forced to be a slave and this is still going on today. There is also a third one called a Chattel slave, this kind of enslaved person is owned forever and every generation of their family is automatically their property.
You might think that the end of slavery was abolished in the 19th century but you would be wrong. There are still many forms of slavery still out there today. One form is called bonded labor, this is when a person takes out a loan and then has to repay it with work, which is fine but these people have to work seven days a week with little or no money and because their work is far greater than the loan amount they keep them enslaved and this can be passed on to other generations. Forced labor is kind of like bonded labor but it when a person is force to work or perform a service against their will and will be punished if they don’t do it, prostitution, domestic work, and illegal activities are good examples of this.
There are child slavery going on right under our noses, these children are forced to do things that they don’t understand and that are inhuman. Child slavery is when someone uses a child for his or her own profit, through forced labor, prostitution, drug trade, and so on. There are over two hundred million child labors between the ages of five and seventeen today and hundred of millions of other that are forced to do other degrading acts. Which brings me to human trafficking, this form of slavery includes men, women, and children, who are kidnapped and then forced to do things like prostitution, labor, begging, criminal activities, become domestic servant, be forced to marry, and can even be forced to have organs removed. You might have thought that slavery was over but now people have just found new ways to do it.
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Show MoreInformative essay: Slavery argument
English 1315, essay 5
26 October 2011
Thesis statement: Slavery is a bad way to run a country ethically, socially and economically.
I. In all the regions of the world that have experienced slavery, slaves endured many experiences that could be seen as unethical. All forms of slaves were oppressed while being enslaved. a. The oldest and most ordinary form of slavery is the servant or worker slave. Servant slaves usually spent the majority of their day outside doing whatever their…show more content…
Besides all the agony slaves already endure when they do what their master pleases the punishments are even harsher. A document called “An Essay on the Conversion of African Slave in the British Sugar Hill Colonies” by James Ramsey, who was a doctor in the Sugar Hills, described what he saw happening to the slaves. James Ramsey stated,
The ordinary punishments of slaves, for the common crimes of neglect, absence from work, eating sugar cane, theft, are cart whipping, beating with a stick, sometimes to the breaking of bones, the chain, an iron cook about the neck… a Jenkins 2 ring about the ankle, and confinement in the dungeon. There have been instances of slitting of ears, breaking of limbs, so as to make amputation necessary, beating out of eyes, and castration… In short in the place of decency, sympathy, morality, and religion; slavery produces cruelty and oppression. (89)
The African slaves in the British colonies (American) are just one example of the pain that slaves endure for punishment. During the Arabian slave trade one form of punishment, the slavers were being whipped on the most sensitive part of the bottom of the feet so that the slave would feel the excruciating pain of the open wombs for weeks and possibly months. The ways that