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The different types of Slavery and Trafficking.
1800s-1850s: Expansion of slavery in the U.S.
By the beginning of the 19th century, slavery in the U. With the Louisiana Purchase, the question of slavery became both geographical and political, and ushered in a period of national debate between pro- and anti-slavery states to gain political and economic advantage. But by , Congress was embroiled in the debate over how to divide the newly acquired territories into slave and free states. The Missouri Compromise—also referred to as the Compromise of —was an agreement between the pro- and anti-slavery factions regulating slavery in the western territories. It prohibited slavery in new states north of the border of the Arkansas territory, excluding Missouri.
The history of slavery spans many cultures , nationalities , and religions from ancient times to the present day. However the social, economic , and legal positions of slaves have differed vastly in different systems of slavery in different times and places. Slavery occurs relatively rarely among hunter-gatherer populations  because it develops under conditions of social stratification. Slavery features in the Mesopotamian Code of Hammurabi c. The Byzantine—Ottoman wars — and the Ottoman wars in Europe 14th to 20th centuries resulted in the capture of large numbers of Christian slaves.
Jump to navigation. Chattel slavery is the most common form of slavery known to Americans. This system, which allowed people — considered legal property — to be bought, sold and owned forever, was supported by the US and European powers in the 16th — 18th centuries. Today, most observers agree there are five major forms of slavery occurring in the world. Each form represents the basic truths of enslavement: The victims are forced to work involuntarily or are unable to leave once they have started. The enslaved face the threat of physical, mental or emotional punishments and are deceived and abused daily.