Origins of Enslavement

ANIMALS (in the wild): 		(NO LANGUAGE)	(NO WORDS)
CONQUEST:		Kill or drive away the occupants.
PROPERTY (land, tools, cattle, wives, etc.):
	Might makes right (including THREAT of harm)

So it was with
even after the rise of "civilization"
even after the rise of "government"
	Neither of which is possible w/o LANGUAGE	which requires WORDS

A man does not get to be KING without success in COMBAT,
then CONQUEST (of land, and whatever is there -- property, good, livestock, people)

	Kubla Khan, Ghengis Khan, etc. 	Build the EMPIRE.
	Conquer new territories:	Surrender or die!

What to do with the conquered humans?	Force them into lifetime SLAVERY.
	Slavery arose as "kinder, gentler" solution,
	as compared with the behavior of ANIMALS (and barbarians).

NEXT:  The "Slave Trade"	Sell the enslaved humans.
	Buy & sell property, such as posessions ...
	voluntarily traded for other things (or gold, etc.)
	between owners who exchange ownershi of one thing for anotherp
land, houses, crockery, silverware, swords,
horses & cattle  -- why not (enslaved) humans too!

African "Slave States" (Ivory Coast, etc.)
	incentivize tribes to conquer other tribes, 
	enslaving the conquered, then profit from selling the enslaved
Koran specifies rules for enslavement, etc.  
	The transatlantic slave trade began during the 15th century 
	when Portugal, and subsequently other European kingdoms, 
	were finally able to expand overseas and reach Africa. 
	   The Portuguese first began to kidnap people from the west coast 
	of Africa and to take those they enslaved back to Europe  
Still continues, today ... e.g.
	There are more than 20,000,000 people enslaved in the 
	brickyards of North Africa, Middle East, & Asia – almost half of them children.
Today:  at the southern border
	Political prisoners in the Gulags of Russia, China, N.Korea, etc.
	Outright slavery in Middle East & elsewhere
Wikipedia: "Estimates of the number of slaves today range from around 38 million[1] to 46 million,[2][3] 

USA = one of the first nations to OUTLAW the international Slave Trade (1808) iUSA = one of the few nations where it was always illegal to force a captured human into slavery