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Synonyms for slaveholder

someone who holds slaves

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After she escaped from Maryland to Philadelphia in 1849, she made many trips back to Maryland to rescue relatives and dozens of other slaves, despite a price on her head placed by slaveholders.
Fuller affirmed, "In the providence of God I am a slaveholder," a God-given responsibility, like father or husband, that carried important responsibilities.
The film is filled with brutal, stomach-churning scenes, as when slaveholders lash slaves, force them to fight to the death, and unleash dogs to tear them to shreds; as when a man is blown to bits with dynamite; as when a vicious plantation hand nearly slices off Django's privates; and as when the bodies of half-alive men are riddled with bullets.
The first victim of the revolt was his slaveholder, Joseph Travis.
This shift may seem uncontroversial, but Glymph convincingly shows that white women's roles as slaveholders and enslaved black women's fight against their white mistresses have been neglected by scholars.
Not every slaveholder openly acknowledged having an enslaved mistress or fathering enslaved children.
They had to explain how, despite slavery's sinfulness, a slaveholder could remain blameless.
He revealed his slaveholder mentality when he suggested that, for the eventual creation of a "community of equals," slaves needed to be prepared for freedom and educated; and he even devised a plan encouraging whites to intermarry with Blacks to assist in the "civilizing" process.
Now, Dunmore threatened to establish in law the principle that any black person might be free, with the burden of proof shifted to the slaveholder.
Slavery is "an insidious mutual dependence that is remarkably difficult for slaveholder as well as slave to break out of," Bales writes, adding, "Our ignorance of their hidden world is vast.
It doesn't take him long to paint the portraits of the ambivalent but rule-bound slaveholder John Faucherand Grimke, his overwhelmed wife, Mary Smith Grimke, their "precocious" daughter Sarah and headstrong thirteenth child, Angelina, who looked to Sarah for her mothering.
She does so by giving her heroine (Frances O'Connor) speeches right out of Austen's personal correspondence and by highlighting the barbarity and authoritarianism of the patriarchal lord and colonial slaveholder.
Her more recent interest in the impact of the war on slaveholder ideology has resulted in a focus on the way women reacted, not only to the demands of war, but also to the collapse of slavery and, with it, the erosion of female subordination that was an integral part of the system's paternalism.
In this important work he was assisted by Angelina Grimke, daughter of a South Carolina slaveholder, whom he married in 1839.