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slav·oc·ra·cy

 (slā-vŏk′rə-sē)
n. pl. slav·oc·ra·cies
A ruling group of slaveholders or advocates of slavery, as in the southern United States before 1865.

slav′o·crat′ (slā′və-krăt′) n.
slav′o·crat′ic adj.

slavocracy

(sleɪˈvɒkrəsɪ)
(esp in the US before the Civil War) n, pl -cies
1. (Historical Terms) slaveholders as a dominant class
2. (Historical Terms) domination by slaveholders

slav•oc•ra•cy

(sleɪˈvɒk rə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. a dominating body of slaveholders.
2. rule by such a group, esp. before the Civil War.
[1830–40]
slav′o•crat` (-vəˌkræt) n.
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Yet Jefferson and other members of the slavocratic social order knew well that much of what they pronounced publicly about the African intellect could not be true empirically, since before their very eyes were the works of Africans and their progeny, not the least of which was the cultivation of rice methods and techniques of which the enslaved brought with them from West Africa that made ever so many of Georgia and South Carolina planters rich.
Lincoln in effect took public notice of resources made available to the slavocratic social order by the uncompensated work and labor of Africans and their progeny, as well as the unpaid debts which accompanied the wealth that had been piled.
17) Despite the island's slavocratic contiguity with other colonies throughout the British West Indies toward emancipation, however, Caymanian apprentices stand out in the annals of history because they were absolutely manumitted nine months after emancipation, on 3 May 1835.
Thus, the climate of tension with constant slave rebellions, both in Brazil and other countries, the pressure from abolitionist movements and evidence of the economic infeasibility of the slavocratic system gradually led to the replacement of slave labor by free labor.
The results of the study contribute to thinking on the relevance of race and color categories in the organization of Brazilian society based on conformation of socio-economic asymmetries originating from a slavocratic system and resulting from an exclusionary process of abolition of slavery, as experienced in Brazil.
Under colonial, slavocratic, and white-supremacist regimes, African-descended people have been consistently coded as savage, mentally defective, psychically unsound, always already, or almost mad.
Nationspace is the capacity of Englishness to spatialize itself beyond the metropole's insular borders and of its subjects' desires to institute its ordering principles to serve the demands of a sea voyage, to model its rule of law, and to remedy the excesses of slavocratic tyranny in the outposts of empire.
Despite the need for such perspective, neoconservative classicists Donald Kagan and Victor Davis Hanson have spilled rivulets of ink explaining how the struggle between Athens and Sparta, or "democratic" Thebes and proto-fascist Sparta, foreshadowed certain modern confrontations, for example, between the democratic Union under Lincoln's benevolent leadership and the slavocratic Confederacy, or the global democrats Wilson and Churchill versus the demonic Kaiser Bill.
In contrast to other Brazilian and Cuban abolitionist novels such as Bernardo Guimaraes's A escrava Isaura and Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda's Sab, whose mulatto protagonists serve as examples of noble characters who do not deserve to be enslaved because of their exceptional qualities, Maria Firmina dos Reis's Ursula has black protagonists whose stories point to the need for a radical change in patriarchal and slavocratic society.
71) Secession and war was caused by "the doctrine of non-coercion [of states by the federal government], the slavocratic interpretation of state sovereignty, and slavery.
Like the judges of the slavocratic regime, the Court seems to say that we know nothing about a particular case from knowing history or from our societal understandings.
Even when considering the place of "Negroes" in antiquity, Nott provides ambiguous illustrations of Egyptian slaves and coaches his readers to imagine a past in terms of slavocratic America.