the enslaving and owning of human beings and their offspring as property, able to be bought, sold, and forced to work without wages, as distinguished from other systems of forced, unpaid, or low-wage labor also considered to be slavery.
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How to use chattel slavery in a sentence
A generation or two before her, the family line is bludgeoned by chattel slavery in antebellum Alabama and Louisiana.My Father's Life Was Shaped by Racism. So Was His Death | Savala Nolan | July 16, 2021 | Time
Their investment in chattel slavery allowed some of the most influential members of these tribes to increase their wealth and maintain their participation in the cotton economy.My Ancestors Were Enslaved—But Their Freedom Came at a Price for Others | Alaina E. Roberts | April 14, 2021 | Time
Minimizing those obstacles can obscure the astounding accomplishment that the overthrow of chattel slavery actually was, and gloss too easily over the lingering damage done by its power and violence.Little-known voices sing the history of slavery and resistance | Chandra Manning | March 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Within a century, chattel slavery ceased to exist in virtually every modern nation.
A hundred years ago we had chattel slavery firmly fixed as the industrial system of one-half of these United States.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
Military coercion prolonged chattel slavery, and by so doing brought what is known as the dark ages upon the world.Communism and Christianism | William Montgomery Brown
Ans.: chattel slavery, serfdom, or feudal slavery and wage slavery.Communism and Christianism | William Montgomery Brown
We are the modern abolitionists fighting against wage slavery as the other abolitionists fought against chattel slavery.The Everett massacre | Walker C. Smith
There can be a slavery more odious, more galling, than mere chattel slavery.Black and White | Timothy Thomas Fortune