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Modern Slavery Research Project | HOME. Digital Resources for the Study of Global Slavery and the Slave Trade | H-Slavery. Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom. Middle Passage by Robert Hayden - Poetry Foundation. Freedom on the Move | Cornell University. Remembering Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology. Illustration of Dr. J. Marion Sims with Anarcha by Robert Thom. Courtesy of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Pearson Museum. Pearson Museum, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine hide caption toggle caption Pearson Museum, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Illustration of Dr. Pearson Museum, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine There are three statues in the United States honoring Dr. The Hidden Brain Podcast is hosted by Shankar Vedantam and produced by Kara McGuirk-Alison, Maggie Penman and Max Nesterak.

Flight attendant tells how she learned to recognize human trafficking and what you can do. It’s time for the Super Bowl and for most that means football, big screens, chips and chili. But with this big event comes a dark side—a surge of the human sex trafficking of girls, boys and young women. American Airlines flight attendant and best-selling author Heather Poole says victims will be brought to the Bay Area, where the big game will be held this year, and victims will be “sold over and over again to men at the game.” Flight attendants are now trained to recognize human/sex trafficking, and they are asked to volunteer and report possible human trafficking activity to the police during the Super Bowl.

Each year people are being arrested due to these coordinated efforts. Can the passenger speak for themselves, or is someone with them controlling what they say? One of Heather Poole’s friends joined forces with the founder of a nonprofit organization that fights child exploitation and human trafficking to educate airline employees and create a human trafficking hotline. O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law & Family. Back to Stories Candy Carter The woman known as Anna awakened at daybreak in November 1815 and jumped from a third floor window of a Washington, D.C., tavern. Anna's facial features in this illustration are shadowy, yet her dark, tightly curled hair and the contrast of her skin against the simple white cotton muslin dress make her racial identity unmistakable (Fig. 1).

Her anguished leap put Anna's picture and story in one of the earliest anti-slavery writings of the new United States. Technically, nearly everything in the illustration/engraving is wrong, which is precisely why the image of the woman floating in midair is so disquieting. Technically, nearly everything in the illustration/engraving is wrong, which is precisely why the image of the woman floating in midair is so disquieting. Perhaps the illustrator did not understand the obvious physics of a human body falling. The residential street below Anna is likewise empty, lifeless, even soundless. Endnotes. Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Roll over names of designated regions on the map above for descriptions of the role of each in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The North American mainland played a relatively minor role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Its ports sent out less than five percent of all known voyages, and its slave markets absorbed less than four percent of all slaves carried off from Africa. An intra-American trade in slaves – originating in the Caribbean - supplied additional slaves, however. This region was exceptional in the Americas in that a positive rate of natural population growth began relatively early, thus reducing the dependence of the region on coerced migrants. The Caribbean was one of the two major broad regional markets for slaves from Africa. Over the two centuries when the trade was at its height, the major locations for sugar production, and therefore the major slave markets, shifted from the eastern Caribbean to the west. Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States.

This interactive, designed and built by Slate’s Andrew Kahn, gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time, as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations. History of American Slavery, Ep 2: The Atlantic slave trade during its heyday and the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano. There are a few trends worth noting. In the 1700s, however, Spanish transport diminishes and is replaced (and exceeded) by British, French, Dutch, and—by the end of the century—American activity.

In the final decades of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Portugal reclaims its status as the leading slavers, sending 1.3 million people to the Western Hemisphere, and mostly to Brazil. Why No One Can Design a Better Speculum. The gynecological device may have an ethically fraught history, but it's hard to improve on the design. Morphart Creation/Shutterstock/The Atlantic Few women enjoy pelvic exams: the crinkly paper dress, the awkward questions, the stirrups, the vague fear that can comes with doctors’s visits of any kind (what if they find something abnormal, something bad, something cancerous?). But perhaps no piece of the pelvic exam is as reviled as the vaginal speculum—the cold, clicking, duck-billed apparatus that lifts and separates the vaginal walls so a near-stranger can peer inside.

The speculum’s history is, like many medical histories, full of dubious ethics. But the speculum most women experience today is largely credited to a man named James Marion Sims, often heralded as the father of American gynecology. Sims’s early gynecological experiments were done on slave women who, in many cases, he purchased and kept as property in the back of his private hospital. 10 Things You Didn't Know About Slavery, Human Trafficking (And What You Can Do About It) You may know that in far-off countries, like Cambodia and India, children are prime victims for sex trafficking. You probably also know that trafficked workers are forced to toil for long hours, with little or no pay, to produce such everyday items as bricks and chocolate.

But what you may not know is how prevalent the crime of trafficking is right here in the U.S. and just how varied the victims are. The $32 billion business of modern-day slavery coerces adults and children into the sex trade or into working against their will. Trafficking cuts across gender and ethnicity, with some slaves being brought to the U.S. with false promises of a better life. Others are often vulnerable citizens who may have been abused. During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we’re raising awareness about these unspeakable crimes in the hopes that one day we will no longer have to. 1.

Modern-day slavery involves exploiting people, often through forced labor or sex. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Episode 54: Urban Slavery in the Antebellum United States | 15 Minute History. Host: Joan Neuberger, Editor, Not Even PastGuests: Daina Ramey Berry, Associate Professor, Department of History Leslie Harris, Department of History, Emory University When most people think about slavery in the United States, they think of large agricultural plantations and picture slaves working in the fields harvesting crops. But for a significant number of slaves, their experience involved working in houses, factories, and on the docks of the South’s booming cities. Urban slavery, as it has come to be known, is often overlooked in the annals of slave experience.

This week’s guests Daina Ramey Berry, from UT’s Department of History, and Leslie Harris, from Emory University, have spent the past year collaborating on a new study aimed at re-discovering this forgotten aspect of slave experience in the United States. Listen to Podcast (mp3—right click to download) Let’s just start by talking about what urban slavery was. What about the regime of slavery in cities? Some cities owned slaves. Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Free the Slaves - home. Jean R. Cadet Restavek Organization - Home. UC alumnus Jean-Robert Cadet lost childhood as a Haitian restavek, University of Cincinnati.

Due to the nature of the restavek culture, no one can accurately determine the number of such children currently living in Haiti. Estimates vary from 173,000 to 300,000. But Cadet believes the number might even be higher as a result of the massive earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010. Regardless, Cadet is convinced that even one child living in domestic servitude is too many. "The plight of those kids has become my passion. I'm driven to do something about it," he says. Changing the hearts of a generation Although it goes much deeper, Cadet's plan for achieving his goal can be summed up in one word: education. After learning the director was open to the idea, Cadet enlisted the help of Cady Short-Thompson, dean of UC Blue Ash College.

Because 90 percent of Haiti is deforested, the curriculum first teaches children to respect the environment. "To end child slavery, you have to influence a new generation," he explains. Joe Rudemiller is a freelancer for UC Magazine. Trafficking in Persons Report 2013. Home - Media Menu - Restavek Freedom Foundation. Breakdown Of Rule Of Law Puts Haiti's Vulnerable Children At Increased Risk For Human Trafficking. International NGO raises concern about security of tens of thousands of orphaned children WASHINGTON, D.C. – As chaos continues to build in the wake of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, global concern for the welfare of the country’s children – particularly those who have lost parents in this catastrophe – also grows.

Aid groups now report that tens of thousands of children have been orphaned by the quake. Even before Haiti’s magnitude-7.0 earthquake, the country – one of the world’s poorest – struggled to provide for and protect its children. According to the United Nations’ Children’s Fund, 380,000 children were living in group homes or orphanages. This group, and countless other children living in desperate poverty across the country, is particularly vulnerable to the global crime of human trafficking.

Rule of law – security and stability – must be the order of the day. Global Trafficking Epidemic Human trafficking – according to the U.S. Watch: Dr. Joy DeGruy Gives Stunning Lecture on "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome" In this lecture based on her book, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome , Dr. Joy DeGruy sheds light on the enduring legacy of slavery. Dr. DeGruy underscores that although chattel slavery was abolished 150 years ago, African Americans continue to suffer the physical and emotional manifestations of a historic PTSD she terms "post traumatic slave syndrome.

" The talk clocks in at nearly 2 hours, but every minute is worth it. Purchase Dr. DeGruy's book here Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet. These Maps Reveal How Slavery Expanded Across the United States. Enslaved | Sage| Jesse | Liora Kasten. Watch a quick preview of what you'll find inside Enslaved by clicking this link: Twenty-seven million people are estimated to be held in slavery around the world today.

This collection of first-hand accounts will raise awareness and show how slavery is thriving in the twenty first century. From poverty-stricken countries to affluent American suburbs, slaves toil as sweatshop workers, sex slaves, migrant workers, domestic servants, and chattel slaves. This groundbreaking collection includes accounts written by ten former slaves and slaveholders in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States. From Micheline, a Haitian girl who wound up as a domestic worker in Connecticut, to Abdel, a Mauritanian slave owner turned abolitionist, these are stories that will heighten awareness of a global human rights crisis that can no longer be ignored. 163 Years Ago, A Former Slave Rocked The World With These Words.

Sojourner Truth (1797-1883): Ain't I A Woman? Delivered 1851 Women's Convention, Akron, Ohio Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about? That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere.

Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Then they talk about this thing in the head; what's this they call it? Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938. The Library of Congress Manuscript Division, Library of Congress and Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress Search by Keywords | Browse Narratives by Narrator | VolumeBrowse Photographs by Subject | Browse All by State Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.

These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves. The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. Special Presentations Voices and Faces from the Collection. Les Memoires des Esclavages et de Leurs Abolitions. Legacies of British Slave-ownership. Legacies of British Slave-ownership is the umbrella for two projects based at UCL tracing the impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain: the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership project, now complete, and the ESRC and AHRC-funded Structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763-1833, running from 2013-2015.

Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain and we all still live with its legacies. The slave-owners were one very important means by which the fruits of slavery were transmitted to metropolitan Britain. We believe that research and analysis of this group are key to understanding the extent and the limits of slavery's role in shaping British history and leaving lasting legacies that reach into the present.

Full Project Overview Britain's forgotten slave-owners: BBC TV broadcast We've been consulting with the BBC on two new TV programmes entitled Britain's Forgotten Slave-owners. Full Details LBS Workshops 2015 Full Details LBS Project Book. Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. 'White' slaves used for 1860s fundraiser propaganda Photos | 'White' slaves used for 1860s fundraiser propaganda Pictures.

Picturing freedom: How former slaves used photography to imagine and create their new lives after Emancipation. Four Free Women: 1916 Emancipation Reunion « A'Lelia Bundles.