The Evolution of Slavery and Its Pervasive Legacy


The Evolution of Slavery and Its Pervasive Legacy -

The article covers slavery's history from its beginnings to the present. It explores the beginnings of slavery in ancient civilizations, its spread throughout classical antiquity, the transatlantic slave trade, and slavery's impact on US development. It examines the resistance and abolitionist efforts that led to freedom, as well as post-emancipation issues like Jim Crow laws and segregation. This paper's comparison of historical slavery to modern human exploitation and trafficking, identifying similarities and differences, is crucial. The research covers slavery's economic, social, and political effects as well as its moral and cultural effects throughout generations. Colonialism and slavery had enduring effects on Africa and other regions, which are discussed globally. The study emphasizes the necessity of viewing slavery as a continuing narrative that shapes present social institutions and global disparities. It advocates remembering slavery's past to fight current slavery and injustice. The conclusion synthesizes the important results, focuses on slavery's historical legacy, and highlights the continuing fight against its current incarnations, asking for a proactive and informed reaction to defend freedom and equality globally.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2023

Senior Project Advisor

Mr. Scott Douglas

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Applied Sciences

Document Type

Thesis - Murray State Access only

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