Could slavery have survived if the US civil war had gone differently? Or was it a doomed institution anyway?
I'm not aware of the global trends in relation to slavery anyway, apart from the fact that the UK had abolished white slavery and then afterward slavery per se and been hunting ships and ports engaged in the slave trade around the world.
Its difficult to find a history of slavery which isnt also connected to heritage, ancestory or a particular ethnicity's "race consciousness", if anyone could recommend me a book or two I'd be interested.
Its possibly more gendered now but I think it has survived in some ways, as has indentured labour and wage slavery in the form of sweated labour, I'm not talking about that so much as the full blown variety upon which entire economies where once dependent.