v. t.1.To enslave again.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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After the Civil War, Florida, like other southern states, enacted Black Codes designed to reenslave blacks.
It was internally divided by race, class, and slaveholding, as well as by its inhabitants' stands on such issues as the proslavery argument, Caribbean expansion, reopening the slave trade, and attempts to reenslave freedmen.
white people" (86) and would "reenslave the freedmen and ...
Take the case of the Ten Commandments for the Hutu, which rhetoric later adopted by the media that preyed on the fear of Hutus by portraying Tutsis as planning to reenslave them to help cultivate the movement from mere hate speech to genocide.
"Rid us of these gilded negroes," said Napoleon, meaning black generals like Toussaint and Dessalines, after which he apparently intended to reenslave Saint Domingue, like Guadalupe.
The whites who seek to reenslave him see, however, other facts that conflict with Equiano's sense of reality and identity here.
Our national influence and military power had been put forth to reenslave our fellow men: to transform immortal beings into chattels; and to make them to property of slave holders; to oppose the rights of human nature; and the legitimate fruits of this policy were gathered in a plentiful harvest of crime, bloodshed, and individual suffering.
But instead of using his pen to free them, he used it to reenslave tens of thousands of men, women and children, remanding them to the slavemasters and the antebellum status quo.
So far we have been pretty successful in holding off prayer amendments to the Constitution, sectarian raids on the public treasury for parochial schools, and attempts to reenslave women to compulsory pregnancy, though the battles are far from over and demand our constant vigilance.
[the U.S.] Government to sustain the interests of slavery."[15] This 1816 to 1818 war to reenslave those who had liberated themselves from slavery and to conquer Native American territory, is officially known as the "First Seminole War." The Bahamian grandmother (and the name "Bahamas" derives from Columbus' description of the waters around those islands as a "baja mar," a "shallow sea") was, in fact, telling me about an event that had taken place a century and a half earlier, and she was doing this on the island of Andros, one of the farthest outposts to which descendants of Seminole Indians and their liberated Black allies had escaped after the Black-Seminole Wars had ended in the 1850s.
Fremont acted." The paper also wondered how the president proposed to reenslave those who had been freed by the legitimate exercise of martial law.(20)