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noun as in one who is the property of another

verb as in work very hard

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While the finds from the genetic study are largely supported by established narratives and historic records of the transatlantic slave trade, there were also inconsistencies.

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Lawmakers, in fact, passed the Fugitive Slave Act two years after statehood, creating a legal mechanism for the return of slaves to their owners.

For the first half of the 19th century, the Senate was a bulwark for the South, with an equal balance of slave and free states despite the growing Northern population advantage.

The Republican Party was the party of Lincoln, the emancipated slaves.

According to various estimates, almost 17,000 people among the peak 50,000 population were slaves – who not only worked in households but also in the harbor and storage facilities.

By giving an artistic veto to a madman, we submit to the mindset of a slave.

In the Bible, Moses does kill a guy—the Egyptian slave master who is beating an Israelite to death.

This year McQueen picked up three Oscars (including best picture) for his third motion picture 12 Years A Slave.

For the next hour and half I was the willing sex slave of a semi-professional Master I had met through a friend.

Within the black community itself, the slave mentality is still being battled.

Gallinas, the noted slave factory on the west of Africa, purchased by the Liberian republic.

If he is indifferent to my happiness, and unjust to the woman I love, I will no longer work like a slave for him.

Although the number of slaves in the Brazils is very great, there is nowhere such a thing as a slave-market.

In Brazil, the slave-trade exists in full force; in Cuba, it is unmitigated in its extent and horrors.

In 1813, some disputes arose between the court of Rio and England on account of the slave trade.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slave, such as: captive, bond servant, bondslave, bondsman/woman, chattel, and serf.

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