Definition of white slave in English:

white slave

noun

archaic
  • A white woman tricked or forced into prostitution, typically one taken to a foreign country for this purpose.

    • ‘A beautiful Cuban princess finds herself toiling in a Russian gulag following her kidnap by white slave traders.’
    • ‘Scanlan and Morris reworked the story - which traces Millie's search for a rich husband while staying at a boardinghouse run by white slave traders - and Scanlan penned lyrics for 10 new songs.’
    • ‘In 1909, following Charles Crittenton's death, Kate Waller Barrett assumed presidency of the national organization, involving it in the crusade to eliminate red-light districts and the traffic in white slaves.’
    • ‘There were plenty of white slaves in the South, particularly the Carolinas.’
    • ‘The daughter of a white slave owner and one of the black women by whom he had many ‘illegitimate’ children, Antoinette is caught in a painful mixed race limbo.’
    • ‘Ironically, the local white slave traffic acts, which were only supposed to supplement the Mann Act, proved a more effective tool for fighting commercialized vice.’
    • ‘William Robbins, a neighboring white slave master, arrives at the Townsend plantation with his half-black illegitimate son and daughter.’
    • ‘And, unlike the white slave traders who, more than likely, did not speak the language of the slaves or attempt to communicate with them, his countrymen spoke with the slaves themselves.’
    • ‘He was summoned to treat a wounded man who turned out to be a rebel, was arrested with his patient, and sent to the West Indies as a white slave.’
    • ‘Exploitive exposés of the white slave trade were a poverty row film staple since the 1930s, but what sets Olga's Girls apart from its solemn predecessors is a shameless faux-documentary tone.’
    • ‘Neither anti-vice reformers nor white slavery activists particularly wanted to save the white slave.’
    • ‘For two centuries, his forebears had been white slaves in North Africa, captives in North America or, like him, prisoners of war in South Asia.’
    • ‘Reformers intended the white slave traffic acts to disrupt the movement of women into red-light districts in order to halt prostitution's production.’
    • ‘On the floor above lived the white slave traders.’
    • ‘Director George Loane Tucker devoted most of the first act of ‘Traffic in Souls’ to following the flow of cash up the corporate ladder of the white slave trade.’
    • ‘And what motivates Robbins, a rich white slave owner and Henry's former owner, to help Henry succeed?’
    • ‘Maurice, seeing the slave's light skin did not flinch, he had seen and heard tales of white slaves.’
    • ‘Thanks to his continually replenished stock of white slaves, he succeeded in his ambition to outdo the Versailles Palace of the French Sun King, Louis XIV.’
    • ‘This is billed as the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa's one million European slaves which unearths another forgotten chapter of history, the story of Africa's white slaves.’
    • ‘In particular, antivice reformers argued that the white slave's financial plight kept her ‘in the life’ during the critical transition from innocent dupe to unresisting prostitute.’