A spokeswoman for the New South Wales police contacted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation could not give further information on the case.
Police are searching for the man who the girl traveled with and urged the woman who picked up the teenager to come forward.
Invention of the cotton gin enabled the profitable cultivation of short-staple cotton, which could be produced more widely than other types; this led to King Cotton throughout the Deep South.
Slaves were treated as a commodity by owners and traders alike, and were regarded as the crucial labor for the production of lucrative cash crops that fed the triangle trade.
The Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society issued a report in 2001 rebutting the paternity allegation. You never knew what it is like to be a slave; to be entirely unprotected by law or custom; to have the laws reduce you to the condition of a chattel, entirely subject to the will of another.
You never exhausted your ingenuity in avoiding the snares, and eluding the power of a hated tyrant; you never shuddered at the sound of his footsteps, and trembled within hearing of his voice." When North Carolina slave Harriet Jacobs penned those words in "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," a book she self-published in 1861, she became the first black woman to write a slave narrative.
When you think of white men and black women back in slave days in the US, the thing that springs to mind is the rape of black slave women by white slave masters.
It is an image so striking and terrible that it is hard to get it out of your mind.Jean Fagan Yellin, a Pace University scholar from New York, worked for 6 years to legitimate claims that Harriet Jacob's long-known "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" was indeed written by the ex-slave herself -- making her only known literate female slave to have written a narrative of those times.Jacob' book is important because it exposes the sexual exploitation of black women in slavery times, a widespread practice that has implications today in stereotypes of black women.Australia is home to an estimated 4,300 victims of forced labor, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index by Australia-based rights group Walk Free Foundation.Globally, nearly 46 million live as slaves, forced to work, sold for sex, trapped in debt bondage or born into servitude, according to the group.The invention of the cotton gin enabled expanded cultivation in the uplands of short-staple cotton, leading to clearing lands cultivating cotton through large areas of the Deep South, especially the Black Belt.