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Slavery from biblical times until now

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Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, founded 1787

Topics covered in this section:

bullet Overview of human slavery
bullet Quotations

bullet A brief history of slavery:
bullet 16th to 18th century including the start of the abolition movement
bullet From the 19th century until now

bullet Religious links to slavery:
bullet Slavery in the Bible: (Background; biblical passages)
bullet Christianity and slavery
bullet How religions changed (and are changing) their teachings on slavery, and other topics

bullet Recent slavery:
bullet Slavery by the Nazi regime in Germany during World War II
bullet Allegations of slavery of "comfort women" by Japan during World War II: Two perspectives

bullet Contemporary slavery:
bullet Countries where slavery is still practiced
bullet Slavery in Sudan

bullet A proposed "Day of Remembrance" of slavery

bullet star symbol Did Slavery cause the U.S. Civil War?


star symbol Rose Sampley, a Southern Woman Shares Her Story of "Statues, Lies, and Listening:"

bulletFlags related to the Civil War. The modern U.S. "Confederate Flag"

bullet A reminder of a time when humans were considered as property, to be bought or sold

bullet Moden-day reparations for slavery

bullet A list of Internet references and books for further study

Sponsored links:


  1. William Lee Miller, "Arguing About Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress." Alfred A. Knopf, (1996), Page 139.
  2. "Interfaith Relations and the Churches," a Policy Statement of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. See:
  3. Quotation from an interview of John Ashcroft by the Southern Partisan magazine, 1999. (Ashcroft was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General in 2001-FEB.) Quoted in "Echoes of slavery as Bush nominees back confederacy," The Guardian, at:
  4. Fiqh us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 67. This is a group of sayings attributed to Muhammad. They were collected by his followers shortly after his death.
  5. Gary DeMar, "Does the Bible Support Slavery?," American Vision™, at:
  6. "A brief history of the American Civil War," at:
  7. "A new film 'Amazing Grace' inspires a new abolitionist movement," National Council of Churches, 2007-JAN-26, at:
  8. "Garrison’s Defense of His Positions," Teaching American History, at:

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