American Minute with Bill Federer
Slavery Ancient & Modern, and some Champions Who Fought to Abolish It
Slavery existed from the beginning of recorded history, with examples such as:
- China’s Shang Dynasty in the second millennium BC, enslaved neighboring states, using many for ritual sacrifice;
- Egyptians used slaves to build pyramids;
- India’s untouchable caste was relegated to cleaning sewers and handling dead things, laboring in conditions equivalent to slavery;
- Greeks and Romans had slaves.
The movement to abolish slavery developed largely in western Judeo-Christian civilization...