Up from Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915
Islam's approach to slavery added the idea that freedom was the natural state of affairs for human beings and in line with this it limited the opportunities to enslave people, commended the freeing of slaves and regulated the way slaves were treated:
African American Odyssey:Slavery--The Peculiar Institution.
I WAS born a slave on a plantation in FranklinCounty, Virginia. I am not quite sure of theexact place or exact date of my birth, but at any rate I suspect I must have been born somewhereand at some time. As nearly as I have been able tolearn, I was born near a cross-roads post-officecalled Hale's Ford, and the year was 1858 or 1859.I do not know the month or the day. The earliestimpressions I can now recall are of the plantationand the slave quarters -- the latter being the part ofthe plantation where the slaves had their cabins.
Although some Muslim slaves were used as productive labour it was not generally on the same mass scale as in the West but in smaller agricultural enterprises, workshops, building, mining and transport.
had seceded “not to preserve the institution of slavery, ..
News stories do continue to report occasional instances of slavery in a few Muslim countries, but these are usually denied by the authorities concerned.
Slavery was not a “National Institution ..
Many abolitionists like Joshua Coffin argued that the existence of slavery in the United Statesconstituted a real threat to public peace and security. He used this volume to show how oftenslaves rose up against their owners to demand their freedom. In it he describes slave resistancethrough large and small-scale rebellions in the North and South, work slow downs, poisonings,arsons, and murders. He discusses many mutinies, including one on a Rhode Island ship whencaptives near Cape Coast Castle (in present-day Ghana) rose and "murdered the captain and allthe crew except the two mates, who swam ashore."
13 th Amendment it had maintained slavery as a national institution.
Islamic law accepted (and accepts) slavery, as did other legal systems of ancient times such as Roman law, law, Byzantine law, African customary law and law.
"The Peculiar Institution" is slavery
During the formative stages of shari'a (and for the next millennium at least) there was no conception of universal human rights anywhere in the world. Slavery was an established and lawful institution in many parts of the world throughout this period...
SLAVERY - Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
After the Chatworth overseer received a demanding letter of inquiry from Randolph, heanswered on September 14, 1833, stating that he had whipped some of the slaves because theywere idle or had escaped. Although three escapees had not returned, the situation was undercontrol and work was proceeding as usual.
Religious violence; Christian history..
The 9th century slave rebellion in Iraq may have deterred Muslims from the industrial use of slaves by showing the danger of having a very large slave community in any one place. Apart from 9th century Iraq, the largest scale slave use outside the military was on the clove plantations of Zanzibar.