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slave state

n.
1. Slave State Any of the 15 states of the Union in which slavery was legal before the Civil War, including Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
2. A nation under totalitarian rule.

Slave State

n
(Historical Terms) history US any of the 15 Southern states in which slavery was legal until the Civil War

Slave′ State`


n.
any of the 15 Southern states that permitted slavery before the Civil War.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Slave State - any of the southern states in which slavery was legal prior to the American Civil Warslave state - any of the southern states in which slavery was legal prior to the American Civil War
American state - one of the 50 states of the United States
Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
free state - any state prohibiting slavery prior to the American Civil War
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It is there that the fugitive slave, and the Mexican prisoner on parole, and the Indian come to plead the wrongs of his race, should find them; on that separate, but more free and honorable ground, where the State places those who are not with her, but against her -- the only house in a slave State in which a free man can abide with honor.
It is there that the fugitive slave, and the Mexican prisoner on parole, and the Indian come to plead the wrongs of his race should find them; on that separate but more free and honorable ground, where the State places those who are not with her, but against her--the only house in a slave State in which a free man can abide with honor.
Why, public opinion in the slave States IS slavery, is it not?
These cases did not ALL occur, it will be seen, in territory actually belonging to legalised Slave States, though most, and those the very worst among them did, as their counterparts constantly do; but the position of the scenes of action in reference to places immediately at hand, where slavery is the law; and the strong resemblance between that class of outrages and the rest; lead to the just presumption that the character of the parties concerned was formed in slave districts, and brutalised by slave customs.
The writer has lived, for many years, on the frontier-line of slave states, and has had great opportunities of observation among those who formerly were slaves.
So fawning and obsequious has coverage of the North Korean slave state been that Buzzfeed, as reliable a shaper and purveyor of woke millennial opinion as any outlet, felt the need to issue a "PSA" informing readers that the emissary of a giant concentration camp is "Not Your New Fave Shade Queen" but rather a "Garbage Monster.
It is a former slave state, which has a long history of racial tension.
It is also now on vivid display in a South Korean hospital, where doctors are working to save a wounded and malnourished North Korean soldier who defected last week from Kim Jong-un's slave state.
mid=76323&rid=13483726) Republican platform also urges "the government of China to recognize the inevitability of change in the Kim family's slave state and, for everyone's safety against nuclear disaster, to hasten positive change on the Korean peninsula.
While a slave state with more than 90,000 people in bondage, in 1840 Maryland also had about 62,000 free blacks.
His life story deserves more coverage in our nation's history, including the strange tale of how his attempt to provide a better life for his former slaves was opposed by powerful forces in both the slave state of Virginia and the free state of Ohio.
The Northwest Territory had belonged to Virginia, and Virginia, a slave state, on the motion of Thomas Jefferson, a slave holder, gave the land to the Union for free on condition only that there be no slavery allowed in it at any time.