Slave hunt

A search after persons in order to reduce them to slavery
A search after fugitive slaves, often conducted with bloodhounds.
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See also: Slave, Slave

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The final subordination of the architect here, in other words, does not follow the racial imagery of the slave hunt but is instead represented as a failure of will and physical strength before the superiority of Sutpen's powers.
The colonial authorities tried also to discourage marronage by carrying out periodical raids or formal slave hunts.
Gradually, moreover, the Mahdist State resumed the export of slaves, but this time for its own benefit: the caliph Abdallah organized slave hunts among neighboring peoples -- foreigners in the eyes of his State -- of the upper Nile, Dar Four, and Ethiopia; he retained a large number of his quarry to reinforce his army and his economy, but he authorized merchants -- by this time the traders were Sudanese -- to export some of them.
Whips and chains and collars - complemented by representations of floggings, auctions, and slave hunts - would embarrass the American contingents.