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in 1619, and were imported to work on tobacco plantationsThe first African slaves arrived in the U.S. in 1619, and were imported to work on tobacco plantations.

He treats his wife like a slave. He doesn't do any housework or help her in any way.

Many African slaves captured for sale in America died during the difficult journey across the Atlantic.

Egyptian queen Cleopatra tested her poisons on her slaves.

In August of 1993, Japan formally apologized for the first time to women forced to serve its soldiers as sex slaves during World War Two.

The whole pattern of the world's population was altered by the African slave trade.

Freedom from slavery did not dramatically change the lives of the thousands of African-Jamaicans, most of whom remained poor peasants.

I had to slave over my essay all weekend, but I'm happy I finally got it done.

In the late 1800s, slaves in Puerto Rico could be executed simply for disobedient behavior.

From 1812 to 1860, about 50,000 blacks, both slave and free, left the U.S. for Canada.

Certain kinds of ants keep other ants as slaves to do work for them.

In 1664, the state of Maryland passed a law which stated that any white woman who married a black slave would herself become a slave until her husband died.

Arab colonies exported spices and slaves from the Kenyan coast as early as the 8th century.

The old man told an amazing story of being kidnapped by pirates, and taken as a slave to the Caribbean.

The modern world's first black republic was established in 1844 in Liberia by former slaves and other blacks from the United States.

A large group of slaves revolted in Brazil in the 1800s, and were sent back to Nigeria.

African religions were brought to Cuba by the thousands of slaves transported to the island by the Spanish.

Slavery was outlawed in United States territories in June of 1862.

A group of Martians are planning to invade Earth, and enslave all humans.

For many years, the area now known as Angola was a focus of the African slave trade.

In 400 B.C., the Greek city of Sparta included 25,000 citizens, and half a million slaves.

There is a Norwegian proverb which observes that it is better to be free in a foreign place than a slave back home.

A Ghanaian proverb notes that hunger is felt by a slave, and hunger is felt by a king.

Gandhi once remarked that freedom and slavery are mental states.

Mary Astell once asked, If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?

Ernestine Rose once noted that slavery and freedom cannot exist together.

Christian Bovee once suggested that the great artist is a slave to his ideals.

Maxim Gorky once remarked that when work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.

Abraham Lincoln once said, Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Baron Henry Peter Brougham once remarked that education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once noted that if you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.

Constantin Brancusi advised, Create like a god. Command like a king. Work like a slave!

Discussion question: Do you think blacks in the U.S. should receive compensation from the government for the enslavement of their ancestors?

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