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The second last sentence in this section has a minor typo where 'place' should appear as 'places'. Since I'm not a registered user and since the article is locked, I cannot do this edit myself. But if someone comes along who has the proper permissions, it would be much appreciated if you could make this minor edit.
Current sentence: Marriage by abduction occurs in many place in the world today, with a national average of 69% of marriages in Ethiopia being through abduction.
Revised sentence: Marriage by abduction occurs in many places in the world today, with a national average of 69% of marriages in Ethiopia being through abduction.
Devşirme system is a forced assimilation system, as explained in the wikipedia article. They are two different concepts, the people who were undergone devşirme process could be the architects or army generals. They are not same thing. Please try to give some other examples for Ottomans if you are willing to mention the slavery in Turkey.
Wikipedia has a social science/empathy problem with slaves in fiction; although being a slave is considered defining enough, owning or trading in slaves is not. Bullets and Bracelets (talk) 05:36, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
There should be mention in this article that slavery was an economic / financial institution and most slaves were sold and bought by the ruling class including african kings. Basically the ruling class needs checks and balances in place or they will use other classes in manufactured conflicts like it is the case now in many modern kingdoms like the UK/Netherlands , etc. Many government positions and even positions in the private sector are appointed by the same family who pretend that there is competition for these jobs but there is not. Even media is now controlled by the same families and they have begun other means to suppress freedom by using the medical sector. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 04:19, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
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The designation of Chattel Slavery as "traditional slavery" without further elaboration is potentially confusing, as the form of slavery practiced in the Southern U.S. was so vastly different from the forms of slavery found in the Classical world. Often when people compare the two in support of an argument concerning slavery they are engaging in a fallacy of equivocation. Anybody who relied on this article to help form their understanding of slavery would be seemingly confirmed in their ignorance which in turn justifies the worst criticisms of wikipedia's unreliability as a source of correct information. Additionally the reference given to support such a designation is questionable as its source is from an agenda driven group. Surely if such a designation is credible a more neutral and trustworthy source could be found.
In fact what would even be better if there were further elaboration on the profound distinctions between the chattel slavery of the American South and forms of slavery in the classical world. For example over much of Rome's history slavery was the source for the capital city's population as Romans first entered the city as slaves, learned the trade of their Master (often a former slave themselves) and after a period of a decade or so were given their freedom and their Roman citizenship. Here slavery was a period of indentured servitude where one was not only learning a trade but also what it meant to be a Roman citizen. The city was literally supported by such an institutional process. Yet Hollywood often depicts slaves in Rome in the same way it depicts slaves in the American south. Someone whose idea of slavery has been so formed by popular entertainment wouldn't have their ignorance alleviated by reading this Wiki article, and while there were differences between slavery in Rome and the other parts of the Mediterranean world the same could be said for that person and their understanding of the forms of slavery of the Classical world in general.
I think this is important because at the end of the day it leaves someone with the false impression that what happened in the first few centuries of the U.S's history was that those Americans were just carrying on as usual when really there was no precedent for the brutality and level of objectification of the chattel slavery of the American South. It does not fairly represent the suffering and dehumanization of those people who lived under that system. In a way it belittles the experience of African slaves in the U.S. because people have the false impression this kind of slavery was practiced by human beings for most of the history of the world--after all the wikipedia article calls it "traditional" slavery--when nothing could be further from the truth.
The slavery that Aristotle advocated in his Politics was not the Chattel slavery of the American South. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 13:12, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:10, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
The article does nothing to explain how societies kept people who weren't slaves yet but vulnerable to it, the enslaved population, and the population immune to it straight. What was to prevent slavers from picking off people on one side of the country and selling them on the other side and then repeating the process only the other way round, and what stopped them from "stealing" slaves as well? Or the same with city denizens and rural? Hackwrench (talk) 23:37, 9 July 2015 (UTC)