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What Does Slavery Represent in Game of Thrones?

Arya Stark may not know it, but entering the House of Black and White connects her to a millenia-old struggle against slavery, one that Daenerys Targaryen is learning takes more than a few pretty words to win. For the second episode of House Slate, hosts Marc Faletti and Amanda Marcotte dive into the history of Braavos and unpack what role the cityand the House of Black and Whiteplayed in the fight against slavery.

How long has the slave trade been going on in Essos? How is Daenerys Targaryen’s fight to free the slaves breaking from her family’s history? Who are the Faceless Men Arya wishes to join? And what killed off all the dragons? All these questions, and more, are answered in the video above.