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29th Feb '16 6:39:48 PM Fireblood
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* Melisandre in ''Series/GameofThrones'' is this. She reveals that her mother was a slave, presumably making her daughter one as soon as she was born.

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* Melisandre in ''Series/GameofThrones'' is was this. She reveals that her mother was a slave, presumably making her daughter one as soon as she was born. The books reveal she was sold to the Red Temple as a young girl.



* Pursuant of Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution, the US actually banned the importation of slaves in 1808 (fifty-seven years before the ratification of the 13th amendment banning all slavery). The anti-slavery Founding Fathers hoped that the activation of this law would rapidly strangle slavery in the US by depriving the plantations of replacement slaves. However, what they did not foresee was the fact that by 1807, there were so many slaves in the US that the slave owners were simply able to breed more slaves from their current "breeding stock". Older male slaves who had worked well would be put out to "stud" (which provided the slave owners with another source of income). And in many plantations, slaves would be forced into marriages and made to breed (many masters cut the middleman and did the raping themselves). The intra-US slave trade was a massive business, and slave population actually ''rose'' post-1808. And all of those slaves freed at the end of the Civil War were probably all born into slavery (any foreign-born slaves would have been in their late 50s at least,[[note]]You can't simply say they'd be 57, as large numbers of slaves were freed by the Army starting in 1863[[/note]] which, given slaves' life expectancy, would be quite rare).

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* Pursuant of to Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution, the US actually banned the importation of slaves in 1808 (fifty-seven years before the ratification of the 13th amendment banning all slavery). The anti-slavery Founding Fathers hoped that the activation of this law would rapidly strangle slavery in the US by depriving the plantations of replacement slaves. However, what they did not foresee was the fact that by 1807, there were so many slaves in the US that the slave owners were simply able to breed more slaves from their current "breeding stock". Older male slaves who had worked well would be put out to "stud" (which provided the slave owners with another source of income). And in many plantations, slaves would be forced into marriages and made to breed (many masters cut out the middleman and did raped the raping women themselves). The intra-US slave trade was a massive business, and slave population actually ''rose'' post-1808. And all of those slaves freed at the end of the Civil War were probably all born into slavery (any foreign-born slaves would have been in their late 50s at least,[[note]]You can't simply say they'd be 57, as large numbers of slaves were freed by the Army starting in 1863[[/note]] which, given slaves' life expectancy, would be quite rare).


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** The other factor, economics making slavery untenable, also never happened due to the invention of the cotton gin which made harvesting it much easier. So slavery remained a profitable institution up to its abolition.
13th Nov '15 11:39:03 AM melonyseastar
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* Melisandre in ''Series/GameofThrones'' is this. She reveals that her mother was a slave, presumably making her daughter one as soon as she was born.
23rd Oct '15 7:31:01 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* X-Men member Longshot was a clone created by scientists working for Mojo, with the express purpose of working as a stuntman in movies; however, the inventor of the technology had planted a seed that would grow into the desire for freedom in his creations, and Longshot's first words were to tell Mojo, "No-one owns me." Eventually, he would indeed lead a rebellion and escape to Earth, beginning Mojo's long enmity with the X-Men and other heroes.
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13th Apr '15 11:01:19 PM Veanne
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* The Attwell family, in ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', is enslaved by an [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Incarnation]] of [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Conquest]], due to mistakes made by an ancestor. Each child is allowed to grow until they reach thirteen years of age, and then they are [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening forcibly awakened by their parents]] and then bound. Malcolm Fell Attwell, Conquest's main agent, is a DeathSeeker who's looking for someone to kill him so that he won't have to do it to his niece in his deceased brother's stead.

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* The Attwell family, in ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', is enslaved by an [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Incarnation]] of [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Conquest]], due to mistakes made by an ancestor. Each child is allowed to grow until they reach thirteen years of age, and then they are [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening forcibly awakened by their parents]] and then bound. Malcolm Fell Attwell, Conquest's main agent, is a DeathSeeker who's looking for someone to kill him so that he won't have to do it to his niece in his deceased brother's stead. stead.
* ''Literature/{{Pharaoh}}'', being set in AncientEgypt after its golden age, has fellahin (peasants) who are, for all intents and purposes, slaves. Of the state, so they don't have any protection from the clerks.
8th Feb '15 2:30:29 AM PiGirl13
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* Pursuant of Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution, the US actually banned the importation of slaves in 1808 (fifty-seven years before the ratification of the 13th amendment banning all slavery). The anti-slavery Founding Fathers hoped that the activation of this law would rapidly strangle slavery in the US by depriving the plantations of replacement slaves. However, what they did not foresee was the fact that by 1807, there were so many slaves in the US that the slave owners were simply able to breed more slaves from there current "breeding stock". Older male slaves who had worked well would be put out to "stud" (which provided the slave owners with another source of income). And in many plantations, slaves would be forced into marriages and made to breed (many masters cut the middleman and did the raping themselves). The intra-US slave trade was a massive business, and slave population actually ''rose'' post-1808. And all of those slaves freed at the end of the Civil War were probably all born into slavery (any foreign-born slaves would have been in their late 50s at least,[[note]]You can't simply say they'd be 57, as large numbers of slaves were freed by the Army starting in 1863[[/note]] which, given slaves' life expectancy, would be quite rare).

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* Pursuant of Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution, the US actually banned the importation of slaves in 1808 (fifty-seven years before the ratification of the 13th amendment banning all slavery). The anti-slavery Founding Fathers hoped that the activation of this law would rapidly strangle slavery in the US by depriving the plantations of replacement slaves. However, what they did not foresee was the fact that by 1807, there were so many slaves in the US that the slave owners were simply able to breed more slaves from there their current "breeding stock". Older male slaves who had worked well would be put out to "stud" (which provided the slave owners with another source of income). And in many plantations, slaves would be forced into marriages and made to breed (many masters cut the middleman and did the raping themselves). The intra-US slave trade was a massive business, and slave population actually ''rose'' post-1808. And all of those slaves freed at the end of the Civil War were probably all born into slavery (any foreign-born slaves would have been in their late 50s at least,[[note]]You can't simply say they'd be 57, as large numbers of slaves were freed by the Army starting in 1863[[/note]] which, given slaves' life expectancy, would be quite rare).
18th Sep '14 9:29:00 PM erraticegomania
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* The Attwell family, in ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', is enslaved by an [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Incarnation]] of [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Conquest]], due to mistakes made by an ancestor. Each child is allowed to grow until they reach thirteen years of age, and then they are [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening forcibly awakened by their parents]] and then bound. Malcolm Fell Attwell, Conquest's main agent, is a DeathSeeker who's looking for someone to kill him so that he won't have to do it to his niece in his deceased brother's stead.
31st Aug '14 9:26:13 PM Historian1912
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* Pursuant of Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution, the US actually banned the importation of slaves in 1808 (fifty-seven years before the ratification of the 13th amendment banning all slavery). The anti-slavery Founding Fathers hoped that the activation of this law would rapidly strangle slavery in the US by depriving the plantations of replacement slaves. However, what they did not foresee was the fact that by 1807, there were so many slaves in the US that the slave owners were simply able to breed more slaves from there current "breeding stock". Older male slaves who had worked well would be put out to "stud" (which provided the slave owners with another source of income). And in many plantations, slaves would be forced into marriages and made to breed (many masters cut the middleman and did the raping themselves). The intra-US slave trade was a massive business, and slave population actually ''rose'' post-1808. And all of those slaves freed at the end of the Civil War were probably all born into slavery (any foreign-born slaves would have been in their late 50s at least,[[note]]You can't imply say they'd be 57, as large numbers of slaves were freed by the Army starting in 1863[[/note]] which, given slaves' life expectancy, would be quite rare).

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* Pursuant of Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution, the US actually banned the importation of slaves in 1808 (fifty-seven years before the ratification of the 13th amendment banning all slavery). The anti-slavery Founding Fathers hoped that the activation of this law would rapidly strangle slavery in the US by depriving the plantations of replacement slaves. However, what they did not foresee was the fact that by 1807, there were so many slaves in the US that the slave owners were simply able to breed more slaves from there current "breeding stock". Older male slaves who had worked well would be put out to "stud" (which provided the slave owners with another source of income). And in many plantations, slaves would be forced into marriages and made to breed (many masters cut the middleman and did the raping themselves). The intra-US slave trade was a massive business, and slave population actually ''rose'' post-1808. And all of those slaves freed at the end of the Civil War were probably all born into slavery (any foreign-born slaves would have been in their late 50s at least,[[note]]You can't imply simply say they'd be 57, as large numbers of slaves were freed by the Army starting in 1863[[/note]] which, given slaves' life expectancy, would be quite rare).
5th May '14 8:55:51 AM gemmabeta2
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** This sort of thing did not happen in South America or the Caribbean in large numbers because working conditions were so harsh that most of the slaves were worked to death before age 30 (or they were freed, whereupon their children are no longer slaves).
24th Apr '14 6:30:34 AM LongLiveHumour
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* Anakin Skywalker from ''StarWars''.

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* Anakin Skywalker from ''StarWars''.''Franchise/StarWars''.
24th Feb '14 3:57:21 PM Hedgebird
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* ''Literature/TheMarkOfTheHorseLord'': Phaedrus the gladiator's father didn't get around to freeing his housekeeper and their son before he died. Phaedrus is rather lost after winning his freedom and ends up moonlighting as a tribal king.
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