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white slavery

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.

white slave n.

white slave

a girl or woman forced or sold into prostitution
white slavery n

white′ slave′

a woman who is sold or forced into prostitution.
white′ slav′er, n.
white′ slav′ery, n.
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Noun1.white slave - a woman sold into prostitutionwhite slave - a woman sold into prostitution  
bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, whore, woman of the street, working girl - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
References in classic literature ?
It was the same with the gambling-house keeper and the poolroom man, and the same with any other man or woman who had a means of getting "graft," and was willing to pay over a share of it: the green-goods man and the highwayman, the pickpocket and the sneak thief, and the receiver of stolen goods, the seller of adulterated milk, of stale fruit and diseased meat, the proprietor of unsanitary tenements, the fake doctor and the usurer, the beggar and the "pushcart man," the prize fighter and the professional slugger, the race-track "tout," the procurer, the white-slave agent, and the expert seducer of young girls.
Without ever taking his shirt off, Liam Neeson makes a surprisingly convincing one-man mean machine in "Taken," in which an ex-CIA agent rids Paris of most of its Albanian population while rescuing his darlin' teen daughter from nasty white-slave traders.
Specifically, I analyze the intertwined histories of two federal statutory provisions that created explicit legal categories of illicit sex: the "immoral purpose" provisions of the Immigration Act of 1907 and the White-Slave Traffic Act of 1910 (also known as the Mann Act).
On the other hand, the history of the "immoral purpose" language in the 1907 Immigration Act and the 1910 White-Slave Traffic Act also reveals the perceived dangers of the powerful "marriage cure," dangers inherent in the ability of individuals engaged in illicit sexual practices to marry for the purely instrumental reason of evading legal penalties.
The "immoral purpose" provisions of the 1907 Immigration Act and the 1910 White-Slave Traffic Act conjured into being the genus of illicit sex through laws that directly linked intimate behavior and citizenship insofar as they regulated people's movement across borders.
In Part II, I argue that within the context of legal attacks on the white-slave trade, marriage's curative powers paradoxically threatened to reveal the inherent fragility of marriage.
This conversation, focused on the problem of the so-called white-slave trade and the entry of women into the United States for immoral purposes, afforded lawmakers further opportunity to define the genus of illicit sex.
Instead, by "importing women for immoral purposes," the report meant to invoke the particular (although, as the report unwittingly revealed, ill-defined) phenomenon of white-slave trafficking.
Last year Rita Haikin, who is in charge of combating the white-slave trade at Isha L'Isha, sent the police similar ads.
Sims prepared for Mann, see "Self-crimination Under the White-Slave Law," Congressional Record, 61st Cong.
rushed the United States White-Slave Traffic Act (now known as the Mann Act) through Congress.
As a way out, Mimmo falls in with Jaeger (Rudiger Voegler), a ruthless German entrepreneur who specializes in white-slave trafficking.