White slavery

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White slavery or White Slaves may refer to:

  • The capture and enslavement of as many as 1.25 million white Europeans beginning around 1530 to 1780, probably exceeding the trans-Atlantic black slave activity during the first 100 years.[1]
  • Europeans, abducted from Italy, Spain, Portugal,France, England and as far away as Iceland were enslaved in lethal occupations in quarries, heavy construction and as rowers of the corsair pirate ships. Women were sold into sexual slavery.[2]
  • The enslavement by North Africans in the Arab slave trade of peoples other than black Africans, such as Europeans, especially during that trade's early days[3]
  • A term for human trafficking and sexual slavery.
  • White Slaves (film), the English title for the 1937 German film Weiße Sklaven directed by Karl Anton
  • White slave propaganda, used to describe the use of light-skinned African American slave children to elicit sympathy in the North

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Davis, Robert. Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters. Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. 
  2. ^ Davis, Robert. Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters. Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. 
  3. ^ "Confronting anti-black racism in the Arab world". Al-Jazeera. July 8, 2013.