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Around two-fifths of the population are of Jersey/Norman descent and two-fifths of British (English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish) descent.

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Greek slaves generally became metics upon being manumitted.

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Slaves in the United States, who escaped ownership would often make their way to the northern part of the country or Canada through what became known as the "Underground Railroad."

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African slaves engaged in at least 250 shipboard rebellions during the period of the translantic crossings.

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Some manumitted slaves were the offspring of such sexual encounters.

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The "tri" part of tribe referred to three tribes or political ethnic divisions (Tities, Ramnes, and Luceres), in the ancient Roman state.

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Where slavery is a legal practice, slaves may be held under the control of another person, group, organization, or state.

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Suppose a computer is being employed to control a traffic light.

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Former slaves and abolitionists assisted in this northward movement to freedom.

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Slaveholders also often denied slaves the human right of marriage.

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In Athens, freeborn metics were required to nominate a sponsor or patron (prostates): In the case of freed slaves this was automatically their former master.

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Legislation under the early Roman empire puts limits on the number of slaves that could be freed in wills (Fufio-Caninian law 2 B.C.E.

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Slave traders captured and transported slaves northward across the Sahara Desert and the Indian Ocean region into Arabia and the Middle East, Persia, and the Indian subcontinent.

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Slaves cannot leave an owner, an employer, or a territory without explicit permission (they must have a passport to leave), and they will be returned if they escape.

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A large number of slaves were transported from what is now Guinea, the Congo, and Angola.

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Chattel slaves were considered movable property in most countries at one point or another, although the practice has been banned in most places (enforcement of such bans may be another matter).

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The captors frequently assigned their slaves to manual labor or traded them for goods or services from other African kingdoms.

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Many of the great civilizations and empires of the past could not have developed as they did without their slaves.

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To answer this question, Sierra Leone and Liberia were established for former slaves of the British Empire and United States respectively.

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At the same time freeing slaves could also serve the pragmatic interests of the owner.

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On August 1, 1834, all slaves in the British Empire were emancipated but were still indentured to their former owners in an apprenticeship system which was finally abolished in 1838.

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The problem lies in the fact that slaves are exactly those people who have no access to the legal process.

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Arab, Indian, and Oriental traders sent female slaves—mostly from Africa—to Middle Eastern countries and kingdoms to work as female servants or as sexual slaves.

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Slave owners had complex motivations to manumit their slaves.

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Female slaves, mostly from Africa, were long traded to the Middle Eastern countries and kingdoms by Arab traders, and sold into sexual slavery.

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Many slaves have been used in agriculture and cultivation.

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The slavery endorsed by the Qur'an limited the source of slaves to those captured in war and those born of two slave parents.

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Ex-slaves failing to perform these duties might be subject to beatings.

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According to the Biblical Book of Exodus, Moses led Israelite slaves from ancient Egypt.

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The prospect of manumission worked as an incentive for slaves to be industrious and compliant, the light at the end of the tunnel.

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The millions of people who live as slaves produce a gross economic product of US $13 billion annually.

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The New Testament admonishes slaves to obey their masters (1 Peter 2:18; Ephesians 6:5-8; Titus 2:9-10; Colossians 3:22-25; 1 Timothy 6:1), yet also tells slaves not to accept their slavery (1 Corinthians 7:21-23, NIV).

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Ancient societies characterized by poverty, rampant warfare or lawlessness, famines, population pressures, and cultural and technological lag are frequently exporters of slaves to more developed nations.

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Regardless of the motives, both efforts failed as sanctuaries for former slaves.

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Continuing duties specified for freed slaves in manumission agreements became more common into the Hellenistic era, but it may be that these were customary earlier.

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Slaves were often captured in raids or purchased outright from other African kingdoms.

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Most of today's slaves are present in Africa, Asia, and to a lesser extent Latin America.

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In ancient Rome, freed slaves were not "freeborn" and still had service obligations (operae) to their former masters.

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In Africa, slaves were often taken by other Africans by means of capture in warfare.

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Chattel slaves are trained in artisan workshops for industry and commerce.

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Many slaves were originally captured as prisoners of war.

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High productivity, loyal service, or even buying their way out of service were all reasons for which slaves or serfs received their freedom under manumission.

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Later, Jewish laws in Halacha prevented slaves from being sold out of the Land of Israel and allowed a slave to move to Israel if he so desired.

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Roman slaves were paid a wage (peculium) with which they could save up to, in effect, buy themselves.

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Slavery has existed, in one form or another, throughout the whole of human history; so, too, have movements to free large or distinct groups of slaves.

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Today most slaves are rural people forced to move to cities, or those purchased in rural areas and sold into slavery in cities.

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The prophets of the Bible and the Qur'an encountered God as a Being with an explicit will and personality.

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Male slaves were employed as servants, soldiers, or laborers by their owners.

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