White slavery

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For other uses, see White slavery (disambiguation).

White slavery, white slave trade, and white slave traffic historically refer to the enslavement of Europeans by non-Europeans, as part of the Arab, Barbary and Ottoman slave trades, as well as by Europeans, such as the Vikings slaves. The term can also mean sexual slavery, including forced prostitution and human trafficking.

The term appears in captivity narratives, stories of people captured by enemies whom they generally consider uncivilized, including:

The term also appears in legal acts directed against the practice:

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