white slavery

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white slavery

n.
1. The enslavement of white people.
2. The supposed phenomenon of large numbers of white women and girls being abducted, transported across a border, and forced into prostitution in the late 1800s and early 1900s, especially as characterized by social reformers.

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Our heroine arrives in the city from Kansas excited at the opportunity to make something of herself - the wife of a rich man, to be precise - but nothing goes to plan as romantic entanglements develop in unexpected ways and Millie's aspiring actress new friends become the targets of a white slave trade kidnapping operation.
Journalists at the time called it "a new type of white slave trade which might one day see transfer fees reaching PS2,000 or even PS10,000".
Liam Neeson's did in this Besson-scripted violence fest and got abducted into the white slave trade before she'd even made it to the airport taxi rank.
During a presentation on the White Slave Trade, the trafficking of Jewish women from Eastern Europe to Argentina, she encounters an elderly woman who claims to have read the letters sent by these young women to their parents.
According to Carter, international moral panics over the white slave trade and child brides coalesced with shifting attitudes toward Aboriginal women who were historically seen as "slaves" but in the 1880s were beginning to be seen as too "assertive" and in need of proper womanhood and role modeling.
15 A former spy for the CIA Bryan Mills (Neeson) relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter (Grace), who has been forced into the white slave trade after being kidnapped during a trip to Paris.
Addams was indeed a complex person; a broader analysis of her writings on immigration might have yielded a more comprehensive picture of her views about the white slave trade.
A young woman seeking a new life outside Russia ends up a victim of the white slave trade in Teresa Villaverde's slow-flowing, enigmatic "Trance.
The Ottomans then accepted only the term of the codes that included the abolishment of black slavery, but continued in the white slave trade in their legal administration, as well as in practice.
Let's gloss over the sub-plot involving the white slave trade.
Here, there are mighty granitetopped tables, lots of oak and pewter and the youthful, pretty staff - shipped in via the Hales/Salisbury white slave trade - sport pervy leather aprons.