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Slavery existed in ancient Indiawhere it is recorded in the Sanskrit Laws of Manu of the 1st century bce.
Plato in Alcibiades I cites "the ownership of slaves, and notably helots" among the Spartan riches,  and Plutarch writes about "slaves and helots".
There is some controversy whether there was slavery at all in ancient Egypt.
The British antislavery movement of the s had almost put an end to the institution, but a thriving world market for coffee revitalized it in the s.
The care for a newborn, a hard and physically demanding task, was not considered appropriate for a woman of high social standing.
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Herbert Weir Smythaccessed 17 May