Meaning of slaveholder in English:

slaveholder

noun

historical
  • A person who owned slaves.

    • ‘But as long as the political monopoly of the slaveholders was broken, enfranchised blacks would have the power to prevent the re-emergence of aristocracy and inequality.’
    • ‘Other critics, North and South, blamed slavery for encouraging an aristocratic love of luxurious leisure and a despotic temperament among the slaveholders.’
    • ‘For nearly a century, Congress regulated slavery's existence and protected the property rights slaveholders claimed to have over their human chattel.’
    • ‘The same misguided values that have made slaveholders, Indian-killers, and militarists the heroes of our history books still operate today.’
    • ‘For instance, many of the ‘fathers’ of our constitution were rich, white, male landholders and slaveholders.’
    • ‘Were it not for the brave soldiers who liberated my father from Dachau, and my mother and her family from the Nazi slaveholders, I would not be here today.’
    • ‘He would stand against the slaveholders unless they happened to be powerful, wealthy Northerners like Jefferson and Washington.’
    • ‘Likewise, slaveholders and non-slaveholders discounted the labor of other bound workers, as well as wives and children.’
    • ‘You're going to do the same thing those slaveholders did, put a money price on something that can't possibly be quantified in that way.’
    • ‘They accept Washington and Jefferson as slaveholders rather than as lawgivers of genius.’
    • ‘Overall we can think of the slaveholder as more able and more eager to get more slaves.’
    • ‘Worse still, Massachusetts Antifederalists expected their representatives to offer little resistance against slaveholders ' corrupting influence.’
    • ‘State laws barred such removal of soon-to-be-free slaves, but New York slaveholders and out-of-state slave traders regularly engaged in such illegal behavior.’
    • ‘Men from the mountains and the coast, rich and poor, slaveholders and nonslaveholders, urbanites and rural residents all pledged their lives to defend the antebellum South.’
    • ‘Then there's the question of who would be responsible for paying up - the U.S. government, corporations, or individual descendants of slaveholders.’
    • ‘As we shall see, black river workers and their riverside friends were at the root of innumerable problems slaveholders faced in the thriving commercial economy of the antebellum West.’
    • ‘Free trade would allow European competitors to drive out Virginia's white mechanics, increasing the political power of cotton-state slaveholders.’
    • ‘Brisbane eventually sold his field hands as an act of divestiture for the sake of conscience, which only exacerbated animosity as it pricked the consciences of other slaveholders.’
    • ‘In defense, embattled slaveholders clung ever more fiercely to a paternalistic rhetoric that posited slaves as inherently inferior and permanently dependent.’
    • ‘Some have suggested that slaveholders had to compromise their authority in order to go to war, and that the upshot of industrialization must have been the diminution of planter power.’

Pronunciation

slaveholder

/ˈsleɪvhəʊldə/