Land of bondage

in Bible history, Egypt; by extension, a place or condition of special oppression.

See also: Land

References in classic literature ?
When Israel, of the Lord beloved, Out of the land of bondage came, Her father's God before her moved, An awful guide, in smoke and flame.
Hear our cries, Oh Lord, He who did deliver us with a mighty hand from the from the land of Egypt but clearly saved the 11th plague for us, He who took us from the land of bondage to the land flowing with guilt and shunning, a land of superegos and shame and Hitler and pogroms and arthritis and Alzheimer's, and for which the only solace is alcohol and violent pornography.
Our tyrannical enemies are very determined this must be a land of bondage.