Slave catcher


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one who attempted to catch and bring back a fugitive slave to his master.

See also: Slave

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Hot on their heels is an infamous slave catcher called Ridgeway, doubly peeved for having never found Mabel.
It's a meager existence, so Charlie's father tries a few side hustles to earn more money, including joining the Tanner's overseer and slave catcher, an unremittingly mean and clever man, in a scheme.
And even worse; Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher sent to find Cora, is close on their heels.
99) HHH HH FORMER slave turned slave catcher Victor's latest mission is proving trickier than usual.
99) HHH H H VICTOR is a former slave turned slave catcher, he inhabits an alternate America where the Civil War never happened.
99) HHHH H VICTOR is a former slave turned slave catcher, he inhabits an alternate America where the Civil War never happened.
Stealing Freedom Along the Mason-Dixon Line: Thomas McCreary, the Notorious Slave Catcher From Maryland
251) As a skilled caulker, Frederick Johnson could easily find employment there and yet not have to worry constantly about being seized by a slave catcher.
I have been involved in many such programs and events throughout the past 50-plus years of my career; I have portrayed a slave seller, a slave catcher, a confederate soldier, a 19th-century sergeant in many venues, a logger, 1920s dude ranch manager who often would poach game with a client, a fur trade factor at the top of a very selective social scale, a Union soldier in the Indian Wars, and the list goes on.
Former slave catcher turned Civil Warscarred wanderer Augustus Cain pays back a huge favour by tracking down beautiful runaway Rosetta.
As Bannon explains to Andrew, "Ah couldn't entirely become the nigguh because you got to have something dead or static already inside of you--an image of yoself--fo' a real slave catcher to latch onto" (p.