Most people are not well informed about slavery and it’s history in the world and America. Slaves were people who were taken against their will to provide labor or services for others. This was not a race issue… it was an economic issue (even though most slaves were black Africans). Historically, other forms of slavery involved white slaves; many ancient civilizations had slaves; and almost all American Indian tribes kept slaves.
Western Civilization itself brought an end to Slavers (those who transported and resold Slaves). America outlawed Slavery (the keeping of Slaves) via the American Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation in the 1860’s. Unfortunately, modern slavery (human trafficking) still exists in 167 countries affecting over 46 million people.11 US State Department
Noted Historian Thomas Sowell has an excellent video that presents background on how Slavery ended. His Video highlights that white people did not enslave black people; black people enslaved them; more than half stayed in Africa; and all too often the African slave-traders and slave-holders meted out harsh and inhumane treatment to the Slaves.