from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having possession/ownership of one or more slaves.
- n. An owning of one or more slaves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Holding persons in slavery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Holding or possessing human beings as slaves: as, slave-holding States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. allowing slavery
- n. the practice of owning slaves
Although the brutality of her fictional Maryland slaveholding is actually not as bad as the real Carolinas plantation described by Fanny Kemble a little later in time, it seems more shocking to have it witnessed by someone who is a contemporary of ours.
For an interesting view of what these household dynamics meant in slaveholding society, see Stephanie McCurry,
Time and again, Bolívar compromised with Latin American slaveholding elites in order to secure their support, allowing slavery to continue.
What becomes then of the arguments and denunciations of slaveholding, which is despotism on a small scale?
Some will, no doubt, attribute this in part to the disparity between the lower classes in the South, and what they choose to term the slaveholding aristocracy.
She was also so fortunate or unfortunate, as to have some of what is called the slaveholding blood flowing in her veins.
She was also so fortunate or unfortunate, as to have some ofwhat is called the slaveholding blood flowing in her veins.
That is, whether or not "slaveholding" as a word is offensive and destructive may, in fact, be irrelevant -- if it is accurate.
Mr.G. Harrison's was built on the line of his brother's farm, that their slaves might go there on the Sabbath and receive instruction, such as slaveholding ministers would give.
Four slaveholding states remained loyal to the Union, a fact that should remind us why describing the war as North against South is misleading and why we should never use “Confederacy” and “the South” as synonyms.