A Human Being Cannot Be Justly Owned

by William Ellery Channing in 1835

William Ellery Channing, a major influence on Ralph Waldo Emerson, argues that in the nature of property rights, human beings cannot be the property of others.


Slavery, World

by Stephen Davies on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Stephen Davies traces the history of slavery, from common ancient practices to today’s world, where slavery is legally abolished everywhere.