Slavery in Iran. At the beginning of 19th century both white and black slaves were traded in Iran. The 1828 war with Russia put an end to the import of white slaves from the Russian Empire borderlands as it undermined the trade in Circassians and Georgians, which both Iran and neighboring Turkey had been practising for quite some time. At the same time and under various pressures the British Empire decided to curb slave trade through the Indian Ocean.
Emory president holds up “three-fifths” compromise as noble, honorable | Atlanta university president James Wagner calls the deal between the Northern and Southern States, which counted slaves as three-fifths of a person a shining example of political compromise at its best. He must be thinking with three-fifths of his mind.