Slavery In The 19th Century: A Case Study

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We thought slavery was a thing of the bygone era. We thought slavery went down with abolitionism in the 19th century. We also thought wrongly. People are still treated as property, women are still being forced into prostitution and children still grudgingly pick cotton. (Emancip Asia, 2015) Yes, children as young as five are being exploited around the globe under the world’s highly lucrative cotton production industry. From dawn to dusk, these children may work up to twelve hours daily in deplorable conditions, with insufficient food. (World Vision Australia, 2012) They do not understand the warmth and affection of home and family, for some have been trafficked across borders. In some studies, it was suggested that children often end up in…show more content…
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