Slavery

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that stated that all slaves would be “thenceforth and forever free” (Modern-Day Slavery). The signing of this Act was a huge turning point in America. After this, abolitionists were under the impression that this was the end of slavery particularly in America, but also with the hope that it would have a rippling affect around the world. But au contraire! “According to Anti-Slavery International, more than 200 million slaves live in the world today-- more than any time in history and 50 times more than the four million slaves freed by Abraham Lincoln” (Modern-Day Slavery). These statistics are quite alarming. Despite the many ...

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is that it is wrong. Slavery dehumanizes a person and takes away the inalienable rights that Thomas Jefferson said each person living on earth have. These two things remain the same in all types and times of slavery.
One of the major differences between modern-day slavery and civil war slavery are the people that each targeted and how the situation was approached. Civil War slavery was mostly the enslavement of African Americans. These people mostly worked on plantations that were open for the public to see. Slavery was more of a social norm back then and it was openly talked about. Now, the people that are mostly slaves are women and children. This business now is very underground. Slavery in America mostly happens when a respectable American business man goes to a third world country offering a young, poor girl and her family the opportunity of a lifetime in America, where the girl can get a job and a good education. The family thinks that it is too good to be true, and ...

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