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  • n. Plural form of slave.


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  • Go ask the very slaves of the inventor of Central American Colonization (that devout apostle of _political philanthropy_, and most zealous advocate of emancipation), go ask _his slaves_ their opinion of the merits of their master's invention, and their faces will kindle with the half ingenuous blush of conscious degradation, as they denounce his project, as the last device of insolence to degrade and oppress them.

    The Right of American Slavery

  • Next, I decreed and superintended the disembarkation of the stolen slaves; and, lastly, I concluded the morning call with a request that BrulĂ´t would _produce the five hundred doubloons and his "promissory note" for two hundred slaves_!

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

  • It is certain, when God showed honor, and came down to bless Jacob's posterity, in taking them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, _they were the owners of slaves that were bought with money, and treated as property_; _which slaves_ were allowed of God to unite in celebrating the divine goodness to their _masters_, while

    Cotton is King, and Pro-Slavery Arguments Comprising the Writings of Hammond, Harper, Christy, Stringfellow, Hodge, Bledsoe, and Cartrwright on This Important Subject

  • And it is worthy of further remark, that the Lord, _before they left Egypt_, recognized these slaves _as property_, which they had bought with their money, and that he secured to these slaves privileges above hired servants, _simply because they were slaves_.

    Cotton is King, and Pro-Slavery Arguments Comprising the Writings of Hammond, Harper, Christy, Stringfellow, Hodge, Bledsoe, and Cartrwright on This Important Subject

  • The fact that all children born of slave _mothers_, whether their fathers are whites or free colored persons, are included in the census with the slaves, and further that all children born of white mothers, whose fathers are mulattos or blacks, are also included in the census with colored persons and almost invariably with _slaves_, shows that it is impossible to ascertain with any accuracy, _what is the actual increase of the slaves alone.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • If from the slaveholders, _their_ testimony has already been weighed and found wanting; if they derived it from the slaves, they can hardly be so simple as to suppose that the _guest, associate and friend of the master_, would be likely to draw from his _slaves_ any other testimony respecting his treatment of them, than such as would please _him_.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • The slaves in my father's family are almost as kindly treated as _slaves_ can be, yet they pant for liberty.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • When "Southern Chivalry" and the _purity_ of southern society are spoken of now, it is at once replied, that a large number of the slaves show, by their _color_, their indisputable claim to white paternity; and that, notwithstanding their near consanguineous relation to the whites, they are still held and treated, in all respects, _as slaves_.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • Its chief provisions are as follows: -- No foreigners are allowed to hold slaves, and no slaves can be imported for sale, nor can the natives buy slaves in a foreign country and introduce them into Borneo _as slaves_, even should there be no intention of selling them as such.

    British Borneo Sketches of Brunai, Sarawak, Labuan, and North Borneo

  • At present, the slaveholders blind them to this competition, by keeping alive their prejudice against the slaves, _as men_ -- not against them _as slaves_.

    My Bondage and My Freedom


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