Talk:Slavery

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Semi-protected edit request on 28 April 2017[edit]

Suggested edit: remove Tuareg image and the caption below it.

Reasoing: The Tuareg image in the section on Africa has a caption that reads "Tuareg society is traditionally feudal, ranging from nobles, through vassals, to dark-skinned slaves." This seems to mischaracterize the source that it cites (Fortin, Jacey (16 January 2013). "Mali's Other Crisis: Slavery Still Plagues Mali, And Insurgency Could Make It Worse". International Business Times) by suggesting that this source explains "dark-skinned slaves" as part of the feudal classes. The exact quote in Fortin's article is from Sarah Mathewson who states, "We’re mainly working with ethnic Tuaregs, who have a very strong hierarchy including nobles, warriors and slave classes." Earlier in the article Fortin writes that slaves and masters are described as "black" and "white" for historical reasons that are no longer as true as they were in the past. Fortin seems concerned with showing that these terms of "black" and "white" don't necessarily match reality; thus, Fortin makes a point of stating that "members of both groups have varying skin tones."

As another note, unlike the other images in this wikipedia page that clearly show something related to slavery, I cannot find any indication outside of this wikipedia article caption that either individual in the photograph is a slave. The image seems to be of nomadic shepherds and the Wikipedia file description from the photographer (H. Grobe) calls them nomads. Perhaps this photo should not be used to illustrate slavery at all.

Thus, all things being considered, I think this photo and caption should be removed. Jayreed33 (talk) 21:17, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

 Done - as outlined by Jayreed33, there's no indication that the people in this image are slaves, or necessarily representative of the topic. For reference in case anyone disagrees, the image is File:Mali1974-151 hg.jpg. Note that the article still contains a written mention of Tuareg slavery. -- Euryalus (talk) 01:53, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Fugitive slave should not redirect to US article[edit]

We need an article on the fugitive slaves. This article doesn't even discuss the issue - how prevalent it was, what were the penalties, procedures, slave catchers, etc. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:00, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

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10s of Millions press-ganged and conscripted into slavery and death[edit]

Is being press-ganged or conscripted into the military against your will, often to die thousands of miles from your family, considered slavery? Should there be a link to the 'Impressment' and 'Conscription' Wikipedia pages? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.30.55.165 (talk) 16:01, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

There's already a link to Involuntary servitude in the "See also" section. It's not the same as slavery though, since slaves didn't get paid. Bataaf van Oranje (Prinsgezinde) (talk) 08:51, 27 September 2017 (UTC)