white slavery


Definition of white slavery

: enforced prostitution

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Millie Dillmount, who has just arrived in the Big Apple from a small town in Kansas, checks in, not realizing that it’s actually the magnet for a white slavery ring that kidnaps and sends tenants to China. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, "Asian-American actor helps update Texas City ‘Millie’ show," 10 July 2019 As wage slavery was conflated with an emerging trope of white slavery, bondage was rewritten as a universal condition. Sarah Churchwell, The New York Review of Books, "‘The Lehman Trilogy’ and Wall Street’s Debt to Slavery," 11 June 2019 My colleague would have to content herself with another tissue of lies about George Soros engaging in human trafficking and white slavery. Elizabeth Bear, Slate Magazine, "“What Someone Else Does Not Want Printed”," 16 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of white slavery

1857, in the meaning defined above

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