- adj. Not slaveholding.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not possessing or holding slaves.
- non- + slaveholding (Wiktionary)
“But slaves did win their freedom in the conflict, while white women -- of slaveholding and nonslaveholding classes alike -- lost almost everything.”
“Chambers was not thinking of a civil war between slaveholding and nonslaveholding states.”
“No enactment of Congress could restrain the people of any of the sovereign States of the Union, old or new, North or South, slaveholding or nonslaveholding, from determining the character of their own domestic institutions as they may deem wise and proper.”
“They were men from slaveholding and nonslaveholding States, from the North and the South, from the East and the West.”
“If you or any other man are influenced by feelings of humanity, and are laboring to relieve the sufferings, of the human race, you may find objects enough immediately around you, where you are, in any nonslaveholding State, to engage your, attention, and all your exertions, in that good cause.”
“Here was an issue which might arraign the nonslaveholding class against the slave owners.”
“The story of the vast number of nonslaveholding whites in the South, their origin, occupations, opinions, and influence, is as yet unwritten.”
“Its report advised acquiescence in the compromise of 1850, but retaliation in the future if slavery in the District of Columbia or the interstate slave trade were restricted, the fugitive-slave law changed, or a slave State refused admission to the Union, and recommended an ad valorem tax on merchandise imported from the nonslaveholding States to offset the agitation against the fugitive-slave law.”
“These underlying social conditions -- the prevalence of men of moderate means, sectional influences, and the existence of a large nonslaveholding class -- were the basis for certain well-defined political characteristics.”
“2 It is not only their cause, but it is a cause which receives the sympathy and will receive the support of tens and hundreds of thousands of honest patriot men in the nonslaveholding States, who have hitherto maintained constitutional rights, and who respect their oaths, abide by compacts, and love justice.”
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