Slavery was not invented in America in 1619, nor did it end Juneteenth 1865. Abolition was a unique new concept in the enlightened 18th century, considered radical and against nature. Slavery is as old as biology. Some species of animal enslave other species. When it appears in ancient text, like the Bible, it is mentioned as casually as any natural biological function. After all, “All great fleas have lesser fleas upon their backs to bite ‘em. The lesser fleas still lesser fleas, and so on infinitum.” So it was with slavery, top to bottom. The lowest level of slave, or serf did the dirtiest work. In many cultures, there were not any really free people, they had different names for different levels of vassalage.