from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is influential by reason of the ownership of many slaves.
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The Jew is the heir of the slave-baron in Dougherty; and as we ride westward, by wide stretching cornfields and stubby orchards of peach and pear, we see on all sides within the circle of dark forest a Land of Canaan.
Most of this land was poor, and beneath the notice of the slave-baron, before the war.