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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.

white slave n.
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white slave

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


n.
a woman who is sold or forced into prostitution.
[1825–35]
white′ slav′er, n.
white′ slav′ery, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white slave - a woman sold into prostitutionwhite slave - a woman sold into prostitution  
cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, lady of pleasure, sporting lady, tart, woman of the street, working girl - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
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By this time I could understand a few words of their strange language, and when the colonel asked me if I would prefer to remain at the post as his body servant, I signified my willingness as emphatically as possible, for I had seen enough of the brutality of the common soldiers toward their white slaves to have no desire to start out upon a march of unknown length, chained by the neck, and driven on by the great whips that a score of the soldiers carried to accelerate the speed of their charges.
A couple of soldiers snapped the first ring around the neck of a powerful white slave, and one by one the rest of us were herded to our places, and the work of shackling us neck to neck commenced.
So much for the humanizing influence of THE DOMESTIC INSTITUTION!" Admitting this to have been an ex- traordinary case of mental deterioration, it proves at least that the white slave can sink as low in the scale of humanity as the black one.
Questions that really matter to people's lives, the White Slave Traffic, Women Suffrage, the Insurance Bill, and so on.
Jordan and Walsh's volume written by a television director and a journalist, respectively, has been similarly influential amongst transatlantic audiences in its central thesis that American slavery was imposed "first for whites, then for blacks." In his self-published work, essentially a number of quotations from a miscellany of sources strung together in a seemingly haphazard fashion, Michael Hoffman (1991), an American blogger-writer on miscellaneous subjects, proclaims his work "is a history of White people that has never been told in any coherent form, largely because most modern historians have, for reasons of politics or psychology, refused to recognize White slaves in early America as just that.
A pioneering series of articles called The White Slaves Of England appeared in Pearson's Magazine.
THE MILL C4 8pm The powerful historical drama about the so-called 'white slaves of England' continues.
The evil owners treat their factory workers like white slaves and the girls who work the warp and weft are feisty feminists waiting to happen.
As a group we eventually helped make a film, White Slaves, Pirate Gold, along with Icon Films, that tells the story of how the Barbary pirates brought terror to the Devon coast.
The khanate supplied white slaves from eastern Europe to the Ottoman empire, while the Ottomans sent black slaves in the opposite direction to the khanate.
According to the authors, professional historians, possibly blinded by political correctness, have ignored the plight of these white slaves to avoid diminishing our understanding of the suffering experienced by Africans, as the slave system developed in colonial America.