slavery - Lauren Gurican Soc 101; 10am Exam 2 The Evolution...

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Lauren Gurican Soc 101; 10am Exam 2 The Evolution of Slavery and Racism Slavery is a system of social stratification that emerged during the evolution of society. The shift from a nomadic society to a more stable agricultural society led to social inequality because of the increase in the accumulation of wealth and objects. This in turn, created turmoil and war. This inequality coupled unequivocally with the shift in society towards being more dependent on the division of labor created a situation in which people benefited from the labor of others. Almost all systems of slavery have been derived from one of three situations: war, debt, or crime. It became a customary practice to enslave the captives of vanquished nations during wartime. Because slavery was not necessarily based upon race (as a matter of face, gender played more of a role than race), it was entirely possible for both slave and owner to be of the same race. For example, ancient Greece was comprised of numerous city states and when one
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