Brutality[ edit ] According to historians David Brion Davis and Eugene Genovese , treatment of slaves was harsh and inhumane. Then, once they arrive, the victims get eased into the real job by the same process Christina did -- they're told they owe money and now have to "work" it off. But the cops simply don't care either way -- especially about trafficking. Over in Bulgaria, meanwhile, prostitution isn't illegal, which is different from being legal -- if it were the latter, there would at least be some laws enforcing health and safety standards on the industry. Both slaves and free blacks were regulated by the Black Codes , and their movements were monitored by slave patrols conscripted from the white population. Because they are slaves, they are incapable of performing civil acts, and, in reference to all such, they are things, not persons. In the moment I wanted to give him a hug. A sizable class of free people of color developed in New Orleans , Mobile and outlying areas such as Isle Brevelle. One of the top five countries in Europe with the most victims of sex trafficking is the goddamn Netherlands , a nation that's about as First World as they come. Since historians have widely accepted Jefferson's paternity; the change in scholarship has been reflected in exhibits at Monticello and in recent books about Jefferson and his era.