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The USA was the last place to abolish slavery?

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Jan 9, 2022 at 20:23

"...after all, we (USA) were the last ones of abolish Slavery as a major institutions."

Some states of the United States abolished slavery as early as 1777.

Brazil abolished slavery in 1888.

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981. Today, 20% of its population are slaves.

Saudi Arabia and Yemen abolished slavery in 1962.

Anti-slavery organizations purchase slaves in order to buy their freedom in southern Sudan.

Migrants travelling to Europe are captured in Libya and sold off in open-air slave markets.

Those thousands of residents of slave labor camps in China. What's the proper term to describe those residents? Free citizens? Comrades? Worker heroes of the revolution? China outlawed slavery in 1910.


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