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the state of being under the control of another person

the practice of owning slaves

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work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay

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Drawing us through a narrative which begins with Independence and ends with Jefferson's misanthropic withdrawal (as an old and bankrupt Southern gentleman) to his hermitage at Poplar Forest, Kelsall provides a critical distance that allows us to see Jefferson as he could not stand to see himself--the very epitome of America's most unflattering contradictions, an icon of democracy who returned from France carrying hundreds of material objects that had been seized from members of the ancien regime, a president of "the people" who nevertheless found many of them "rubbish" and ruled over others as his lifelong chattel slaves.
The civic leaders of the black African communities victimized by slave raids estimate -- contrary to the GOS and UNICEF -- that there are still over 100,000 chattel slaves now in bondage in Northern Sudan.
But they never became chattel slaves to serve for life (and their children after them).
Indeed, as historian David Roediger has shown, the metaphor of "white slavery" provided white workers with a way to condemn industrial inequities, evoke an artisanal ideal of labor republicanism, and yet differentiate themselves from black chattel slaves in the South.
There are tens of thousands of chattel slaves in northern Sudan.