Slaves

Some articles on slave, slaves:

George Boxley
... who allegedly tried to coordinate a local slave rebellion on March 6, 1815 while living in Spotsylvania, Virginia ... His plan was based on "heaven-sent" orders to free the slaves ... He tried to recruit slaves from Orange, Spotsylvania, and Louisa counties to meet at his home with horses, guns, swords and clubs ...
Nashoba Commune
... Wright, initiated in 1825 to educate and emancipate slaves ... emancipation plan in which no slaveholders would lose money for emancipating slaves ... Instead, Wright proposed that, through a system of unified labor, the slaves would buy their freedom and then be transported to the independent settlements of Liberia and Haiti ...
Edward Coles - Coles’ Efforts To Assist Madison in Manumitting Slaves
... Orange County, Virginia), Madison confided in Coles his wish to manumit his own slaves and called on Coles’ experience in trying to sort out the challenge of finding the right way in ... that Madison had committed to freeing his slaves in his will, Coles was devastated when, after the passing of James Madison, the terms of the will were made known and the slaves had not been freed ...
Cumbia - Origins
... Spain used its ports to import African slaves, who tried to preserve their musical traditions and also turned the drumming and dances into a courtship ritual ... The slaves were later influenced by the sounds of New World instruments from the Kogui and Kuna tribes, who lived between the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Montes de María ... Other nights, they would bring their slaves to play their traditional drums and dances ...
Thrall - Background
... While there are some estimates of as many as thirty slaves per household, most families only owned one or two slaves ... arrived in Northern Europe, there arose an increasing demand for non-Christian slaves ... became a "freedman"—a member of an intermediary group between slaves and freemen ...

Famous quotes containing the word slaves:

    Do we call this the land of the free? What is it to be free from King George and continue the slaves of King Prejudice? What is it to be born free and not to live free? What is the value of any political freedom, but as a means to moral freedom? Is it a freedom to be slaves, or a freedom to be free, of which we boast?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. He alone lives, while other people, slaves of ceremony, let life slip past them in a kind of dream.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don’t turn against him, they crush those beneath them.
    Emily Brontë (1818–1848)