Modern Day Slavery In America

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Many people think of slavery beginning in America, but that is incorrect. Slavery originally began in Egypt. The Egyptians began using slaves to do their work for them. Work that the slaves would do for them is military, civic work, and domestic servitude. Even the Egyptians used Africans for slavery. When the Europeans began conquering the Egyptians the principles of slavery spread. Iona is a place where Europeans spread slavery to. Now that the Europeans were aware of and used slavery it left it open to spread to the new world. The Europeans were especially pleased at the social hierarchy that went along with slavery. While forced labor continues on similarly, slavery is harder to identify, and new forms of slavery occur and old are changed,…show more content…
At first they experimented with different and cheaper forms of labor such as indentured servitude, and Native American labor. All other forms failed, while slavery succeeded. It became a staple in southern farms. A key thing to recall is that slaves were not cheap, many small farmers just had the goal to be able to own at least one slave. The cycle of slavery and profit is a never ending cycle. You buy a slave, so then you make more production and profit, leading to the need for more slaves to expand. However the economic points of slavery are different. In modern day slavery we often see wealthy men paying for sex trafficking. Opposed to traditional labor. An important idea to remember is that slavery was used as a “necessity” and now it is used more as a…show more content…
They are sex trafficking, forced labor, bonded labor, child slavery, forced marriage, and domestic servitude. In sex trafficking women and children are forced to have commercial sex. 4.5 million people are involved. Sex Trafficking is a form of slavery the changed. Sex trafficking was not around in early times, and currently supports the hard to find slavery. Forced labor is the most common to think of, it involves men, women, and children. About 20.9 million people are forced into forced labor (End Slavery Now). Forced labor applies to most forms of slavery, many people relate forced labor to sweatshops and producing goods. In bonded labor people give themselves into slavery, when they do this it is to protect against loans or debt that they have. However the slaves payment plans are to hefty and they become stuck. It is often passed down. How does it stay hidden you may ask? The website End Slavery Now does a good job of explaining it, “It can be made to look like an employment agreement but one where the worker starts with a debt to repay – usually in brutal conditions – only to find that repayment of the loan is impossible. Then, their enslavement becomes permanent” (End Slavery Now). Child labor makes up ¼ of slavery. It Is also a basis for many forms of slavery. For example, sex trafficking, domestic servitude, and forced labor. They control the kids by physically, mentally, socially, and morally harming them.
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