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- n. Plural form of nonslaveholder.
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In strong contrast to the slave-owning class were the nonslaveholders.
If things had been allowed to take their course, there would have arisen a normal cleavage between former Whigs and Democrats, between the upcountry and the low country, between the slaveholders and the nonslaveholders.
We repeat, therefore, the substance of our averment, that, at this day, there is not a grain of patriotism in the South, except among the nonslaveholders.
In that period, there have been eighteen elections for President, the candidates chosen in twelve of them being Southern men and slaveholders, in six of them Northern men and nonslaveholders.
Passive acquiescence, however, was not the only way nonslaveholders participated in slavery.