HISTORY OF SLAVERY

Slavery has been around since the dawn of civilization. While slave labor was used in some of mankind’s greatest accomplishments, slavery remains a shameful stain in human history worth remembering and knowing more about lest we forget or ignore its persistence. Take this quiz to see what you know, and learn more.

 

1. In what civilization have the first written records and laws on slavery been found?

 
 
 
 
 

2. What famous slave leader led the Third Servile War (73 BC – 71 BC) in Ancient Rome?

 
 
 
 
 

3. The Transatlantic slave trade (a.k.a., Triangle Trade) between Africa, the Americas and Europe lasted how many years?

 
 
 
 
 

4. When did the British legally abolish their slave trade?

 
 
 
 
 

5. By 1860, a year before the U.S. Civil War, there were _____ enslaved African Americans in the Southern United States.