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The Lex Julia de Maritandis of 18 BC forbade a senator to marry a freedwoman but in other instances where a freedwoman married her patron she had no right of divorce. Freedwomen did not have the right to benefit from wills until they had four children (other women when they had three children). The Lex Aelia Sentia of AD 4 stated that a freed slave (of ...


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Slavery was quite profitable, according to Baptist's Half Has Never Been Told. It made many Southern slave owners significant money in the antebellum decades of the 19th century, especially when they raised cotton on large plantations. Baptist draws a strong picture of more and more deliberate violence against slave laborers to make them work harder and ...



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