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Unformatted text preview: For instance, it says about women from India that they cannot take humiliation but will endure large amounts of physical pain and that they are good for child birth. While at first these stereotypes may appear to be quite racist in nature their racism is acutely different than the racism that was experienced in the U.S. slave society. The racism in the U.S. was based on the subjugation of one particular race and was based on hate. In the Muslim world, many different races were enslaved while many of these races were free as well. Also, slaver in the Muslim world was based on economic advancement, not subjugation and hatred. Finally, there were, at times, the ability to gain freedom or even advance one’s slave status (such as in the Mamluk society). It even seems somewhat hypocritical that the slave Mamluks eventually came to rule of both slaves and freemen alike....
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This essay was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course HIST 253 taught by Professor Powers, d during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.
- Fall '08
- POWERS, D