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Slavery facts
14 Facts about Slavery


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India has the largest slave population in the modern world with over 14 million slaves.
Ancient Romans celebrated "Saturnalia", a festival in which slaves and their masters would switch places.
Benjamin Franklin attempted to abolish slavery already in 1790.
America's first slave owner was a black man.
A Slave in America
in 1850 would cost
over US$12,000
in 2013 dollars.
There are over
500,000 slaves
in Mauritania
today.
Part of the White House was built by slaves.
The concept behind the word "cool" might come from the African word "itutu", brought to America by slavery.
The pyramids were built by paid laborers. Not slaves. That's a myth by Herodotus, the Greek historian.
There are species of ants that enslave other ants.
Slavery was not made a statutory offense in the UK until April 6, 2010.
Mississippi didn't ratify the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, until 2013.
Slavery was abolished in Saudi Arabia and Yemen as recently as 1962.
Ancient Greeks and Romans often bought slaves with salt.
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