Many scholars now use the term chattel slavery to refer to this specific sense of legalised, de jure slavery.
In a broader sense, however, the word slavery may also refer to any situation in which an individual is de facto forced to work against their own will.
However, and especially under slavery in broader senses of the word, slaves may have some rights and protections according to laws or customs.
Take it all in with our Local Guide leading the charge, and observe the local way of life as we cruise through the canals before some ME Time.
The laid-back city of Chiang Mai is ours as we wake this morning.
Ex-slave Gordon displaying whipping scars during a medical examination in 1863 at a Union military camp in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Gordon had escaped from slavery on a Louisiana plantation and gained freedom shortly after reaching the Union camp, later enlisting and serving in the Union Army.