Secondly, the slaveowner
had to acquiesce to the enslaved person's request to be freed.
Of course the federal government would not have used its funds to award damages to anyone, even a wealthy white slaveowner
and his family, who was injured by the southern slave law regime and the mob violence that it condoned.
To ignore that--not to know that the history of our country is a history of slaveowner
against slave, landlord against tenant, corporation against worker, rich against poor--is to render us helpless before all the lesser lies told to us by people in power.
Dickens then goes on to tell Forster of a slaveowner
asking him if he believed in the Bible.
Steuart, Sharp and his attorneys succeeded in winning the freedom of a slave who had been beaten and abandoned, then seized and sold by his master when his health was restored; damages for a free black man whose wife was kidnapped and shipped to the West Indies; and a criminal conviction for false imprisonment of a slaveowner
who attempted to sell his former slave.
Mills (1976) shows how the shrewd Coincoin managed in 18th century Louisiana to rise from being a slave to become a major land owner, and a slaveowner
One could be a slaveowner
and a good Christian, as long as one followed the moral exhortations contained in the doctrine.
While born a slave, L'Ouverture had been a freedman and slaveowner
Despite or Massa's seemingly genuine love for Nelson (and indeed his preference for Nelson over the profligate Young Massa) social and family constraints would have prevented the slaveowner
from openly acknowledging the biological reality of the relationship.
130) Prigg was a dispute between Pennsylvania, a free state, and Maryland, a slave state, about the conduct of a Maryland slaveowner
who came into Pennsylvania and "recaptured" a woman he claimed to be a runaway slave without abiding by the decision of a Pennsylvania court as to her status.
But the reform movements that thrived in the resulting language of egalitarianism--movements for the abolition of slavery and the rights of women, for example--had little to do with the real Andrew Jackson, who was both an unrepentant slaveowner
and a devotee of an already antiquated cult of masculinity.
The plan for the revolt appears to have originated among the slaves of Esteban Alfonso, who besides a slaveowner
was also a local official.
In "Ravine a Malheurs" (Reunion) the "White" is represented by the spirit of a slaveowner
(Chapeau-la-Paille) who engages in a public "debate" with the spirit of a maroon slave (Madras-la-Soie) killed by her pursuers.
On topsy-turvyness, Young weighs in with assertions like these: "In this world literally turned upside down by emancipation, the defeated slaveowner
not only bows down but is up-ended, and not only whipped but crushed to death" (p.
He has counted and listed every known Jewish slaveowner
and slave trader in England and British America.