Three stages in the evolution of slavery in precivilized societies

Behavior Science Notes Vol/Iss. 8 Published In Pages: 111-121
By Bowden, Edgar


This article proposes three stages of slavery: dominance slavery, temporary decline of slavery, and economic slavery. Dominance slavery refers to the enslavement of war captives while economic slavery entails a legally codified slave class in a more economically stratified society. Mann-Whitney summed-rank tests suggest that economic slavery is associated with higher socioeconomic development, here defined in terms of male-dominance rather than equidominance in a society.

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