slaverynoun [ U ]uk /ˈsleɪ.vər.i/ us /ˈsleɪ.ɚ.i/
Millions of Africans were sold into slavery.
- William Wilberforce campaigned for the abolition of slavery.
- The American Civil War was fought between the North and the South partly over the issue of slavery.
- Beneath the surface of contemporary West Indian life lurk memories of slavery.
- France abolished slavery on April 27, 1848.
- His African-American parents had fled from Kentucky to escape slavery.