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.

    VII. Of the Black Belt.

  • Most of this land was poor, and beneath the notice of the slave-baron, before the war.

    The Souls of Black Folk


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