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There have always been slaves, but will there always be slaves? Gathered together here are a range of resources on the issue of slavery to help you research and create your digital response.
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Modern Slavery

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"I recently saw this map in a Washington Post article about modern day slavery and was immediately was struck by the spatial extent and amount of slaves in today’s global economy.  As stated in that article, “This is not some softened, by-modern-standards definition of slavery. These 30 million people are living as forced laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers, child brides in forced marriages and, in all ways that matter, as pieces of property, chattel in the servitude of absolute ownership.”  This map shows some important spatial patterns that seem to correlate to economic and cultural factors."


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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 19, 2014 5:04 PM

MOdern Slavery is a huge problem throughtout the world and especially in Africa and surrounding sister countries. For example, in Africa this map shows us that the slave rate is more than .75 this indicates that there is a small percentage of the country that is not enslaved in some way. This is outrageous for the modern society to think of in todays world especially because as Americans we think of the slave trade and slavery being something that happened many years ago and then slavery was abloished and now nothing bad happens anymore well we couldn't be more WRONG! AMericans are mostly ingornat to the fact that although slavery is not announced in surronding counintents and countries does not mean that it doesn't exist. Another example of this is the Somali blood diamonds and how the children become toy-soldiers and are turned into rebels because if they dont they will be killed so this is the type of society where it is kill or me killed. These CHILDREN are trained to kill anyone and everyone who gets in their way; taken away from their families at a young age and then brainwashed into using their ignorance as bliss.

Logan Haller's curator insight, May 25, 2015 9:51 PM

This article has to do with unit 6 because it deals with development.This article explains how 30 million people work as forced labors, forced child soldiers,  forced brides and many other forced things. The map illustrates spatial patterns on economic and cultural factors on where the people enslaved are. The map shows that India is 1.1% enslaved.People say that fair trade and not free trade will lead to sustainable economic growth and lower social injustice. Two questions asked by the article is what realistically can we do to lessen slavery in the world today, and how our our own spending habits part of the system. The article also includes a video on some of the ways the slaves are treated poorly .

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https://geographyeducation.org/courses/regional-geography-geog-400/modern-slavery/

 

This article describes when people in Africa are victims of modern day slavery. It tells us how people are forced into working long long hours a day with no breaks, barely any food or water and a very unsafe working environment. Some examples of what these poor people are forced into working as are laborers, prostitutes, child soldiers, child brides. Many people are also forced into marriages and illegal mining and smuggling of goods across borders . There are currently about 30 million modern day slaves all over the world. Their mostly in large parts of Africa and most of India. There's also some in Europe and in the U.S. One of the most unsafe working environment these slaves are forced into working in are the illegal mining projects. Their forced to work long hours in a mine that could collapse any second with nothing but a cheap flashlight tied to their head and a shovel or spade. 

 

I think this article connects to what were working on in class about modern slavery and Africa. I think this is very sad because I think everybody has the right to do what they feel like and deserve their freedom just like most people. This is extremely unfair and I think that more people should try and do something about it. Of course there are already loads of people trying to prevent this issue from spreading and I think it's a very kind and respectful thing to do. I did learn a lot from this article tho and the TED talk. One thing I learned was that this problem mostly appears in Africa. I honestly though that Asia and more parts of South America would have this issue as well. So yes, I learned quite a lot from this and I think that it was a good article with lots of useful information and I got a lot of emotional feelings from seeing the video.

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CLIO History Journal - Slavery in Ancient Greece

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A clear essay looking at the overall picture of slaves in Ancient Greece.

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Slavery in America | Explore Black History

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Revisit America's arduous journey through slavery with this special collection of videos and web-exclusive features by trusted producers across PBS.
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A great collection of video material from America's public broadcasting service (PBS) about slavery in the US.
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Slavery in India – 'an uncomfortable truth' - Deutsche Welle

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Despite India's rapid economic growth, millions of its citizens live in slave-like conditions, according to a new index. Economist Ravi Srivastava attributes this to a lack of political will to enforce existing laws.
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Modern India being highlighted as another country forcing people into slave-like existences.
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Digital History

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Digital History enhances history teaching and research through primary sources, an online textbook, extensive reference resources, and interactive materials.
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Some slavery facts and myths

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Nepali slaves in the Middle East - video

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Pete Pattison investigates the trafficking of people escaping poverty and conflict in Nepal
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Slaveryinjustice

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This blog seems to offer information about both historical slavery and modern day. Just remember with such a contentious topic, some websites don't make any attempt to offer balance. They have an agenda and are very geared towards promoting that side of the story.

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Internet History Sourcebooks - Ancient Rome & Slavery

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Here are some primary sources depicting the way Ancient Romans spoke to their slaves giving you some idea of the way they were treated, and the tasks they were required to perform.

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HISTORY OF SLAVERY

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HISTORY OF SLAVERY including An evil of civilization, Slaves in Babylon, Slaves in Greece, Slaves in Rome, Slaves in the Middle Ages, Portuguese slave trade, The triangular trade, The abolitionist movement, The issue of slavery, Emancipation Proclamation...

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Internet History Sourcebooks

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Several primary documents outlining the lives of slaves in Ancient Greece.

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Slavery and Anti-Slavery | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Slavery and Anti-Slavery | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | Slavery through the ages | Scoop.it
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A really interesting list of resources of the history of slavery in America.
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The Atlantic Slave Trade: Crash Course World History #24

In which John Green teaches you about one of the least funny subjects in history: slavery. John investigates when and where slavery originated, how it change...
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Influential vlogger and YA author, John Green presents a 'crash course' in slavery. Informative and entertaining.

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Slavery - Crash Course US History #13

In which John Green teaches you about America's "peculiar institution," slavery. I wouldn't really call it peculiar. I'd lean more toward horrifying and depr...
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Here is John Green giving an informative talk about slavery in the US.

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BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Resisting Slavery in Ancient Rome

BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Resisting Slavery in Ancient Rome | Slavery through the ages | Scoop.it
Keith Bradley looks for clues to the lives salves led.
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Tour Egypt :: Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Egypt

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Tour Egypt presents information about the Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Egypt
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Maids Made Into Slaves in the Middle East

Maids Made Into Slaves in the Middle East | Slavery through the ages | Scoop.it
It is not uncommon for many women working as maids throughout the Mideast to experience forced confinement, food deprivation, excessively long hours and even sexual abuse at the hands of their employers.
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Stolen - Slavery still exists

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“Joomla!- the dynamic portal engine and content management system (RT @Alethas3019: The #Polisario in North African refugee camps condone slavery http://t.co/52S36seh2M)...”
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This review talks about a documentary that shows slavery is still prevalent today. There is also a link to a website of the documentary.
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Slavery in the Roman Empire

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Slavery in the Roman Empire
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A concise overview of the history of slaves in Ancient Roman times.

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Modern-day slavery: A problem that can't be ignored

Modern-day slavery: A problem that can't be ignored | Slavery through the ages | Scoop.it
It is a story which is shocking and tough. The levels of slavery and people trafficking today are greater than at any point in history.
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