The Pros And Cons Of Slavery

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“No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” Slavery is taking the individuals freedom, control over their lives and coercing them to obey rules against their will and depriving them from their rights and freedom. There are two types of freedom, Sovereign freedom and Civic freedom. Sovereign freedom is exercising power over us and others and Civic freedom is the freedom of sharing the power of the state that is governing us. A historian called Orlando Patterson suggested that there are only three universal elements applied to the slavery systems. First, the master has the right to threaten or punish the slave with violence, second, all slaves experience natal alienation meaning banishing the slaves’ rights in terms of freedom, displaying oneself to his or her rights and the right to be safe. Thirdly, all slaves are underprivileged meaning that they are treated like animals, objects or disposable good. But there are three elements which Patterson excluded from the common features such as slaves cannot be exploited for an economic purpose, because they are very dependent on the master which leads to an economic deficit. Also, slavery is not always linked with ownership, because when the Roman law came, they defied this idea and applied the concept of removing “Absolute Property”. Slavery in the United States has displayed reports divulge the relationship between master and slave that is based on sheer raw
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