I know that slavery was common in the ancient world but what is the difference between their kind of slavery and the slavery that happened after the beginning of the slave trade during the 1600s,1700s, and 1800s with the Africans.
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The Roman empire enslaved people who were captured in battle and probably criminals.
The Greek states had different policies pertaining to slavery. Some of them using other tribes, others making people who were in debt slaves.
Egypt had ethnic slaves as well that worked the fields of the empire, contrary to popular belief the pyramids were not built by slaves.
The Achaemenid empire slavery was banned.
American slavery was an evolution on the colonial slave trade. Colonial powers would colonize and take part in the slave trade that was going on in West Africa in order to have working population on plantations in the new World.
They of course did ban slavery much before the US ever did.0