For a second time Nelson walks away from the inequities of an ideology of paternalism, which has turned out to be as false in its practice in the North as it was as professed justification for slavery in the South, where slaveowners
"felt more interest in enlarging their crops and their profits than in faithfully ministering to their slave 'children'".
Not only was slavery extensively practiced in the ancient world--Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and elsewhere--but in the modern era Africans and American Indians practiced slavery, Arabs actively promoted the slave trade, and thousands of blacks in America were slaveowners
Dana meets personalities from her ancestral past including her great-great-grandmother Alice Greenwood--and sutures the encounters into a linear saga of familial obligation and individual fortitude, identifying Rufus Weylin, a slaveowner
, as the presumptive patriarch at history's center.
Quentin overlooks the evidence that the colonial slave trade sustained the South's domestic paternalism, that Sutpen's commerce makes sleeping partners out of all Jeffersonians, slaveowners
55) To recover the alleged fugitive, the slaveowner
had only to produce an affidavit, signed by an officer of a Southern court, that described the alleged fugitive and said he was owned by the claimant.
Even the household enslaved person that had been born and raised under a single slaveowner
failed to escape this unspoken monetary requirement.
6) Sometimes, however, it appears they are performing a useful function for the slaveowner
A Shadow on the Household: One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle for Freedom is the true-life story of a family of slaves--John Weems, his wife Arabella, and their seven children who were divided up among the heirs of slaveowner
Adam Robb when he died.
By the 1870s legal restrictions on slaveowner
treatment of married slaves reduced any interest that small and medium-sized planters and farmers might have in allowing the men and women they owned to marry.
despite the fact that it is now sixty years since her grandfather and her brother were killed on the square by an ex slaveowner
over a question of negro votes in a state election.
134 (1806) (assigning to a slaveowner
the burden of proving that three generations of women with straight black hair descended from a black slave and not a free Indian).
Many of the white women of the text, such as Horatio's wife, Gertrude, and the slaveowner
Georgiana, fail to reproduce, their lifeless wombs in stark contrast to the fecundity of slave women such as Dinah, whose thirteen children are picked off, one by one, by white consumption.
Jones stated that the idea for a novel featuring a black slaveowner
as the protagonist came to him while reading "a small book about a Jew who had joined the Nazis during WWII" (Jones, "Just Starting" 254).
See Burnham, supra note 108, at 216; see also JAMES OLIVER HORTON, FREE PEOPLE OF COLOR: INSIDE THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY 99-100 (1993) (noting that slave children in the North were the property of the slaveowner
, increasing the economic value of female slaves).
The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 granted the slaveowner
authority to remove a slave from a free state upon presenting satisfactory proof' of ownership in an ex parte proceeding before a federal magistrate.