The moral baseness and empirical (repugnance) of Jefferson's observation aside, it is well to note that insofar as Black people could not readily be found who could comprehend the investigations of Euclid, or who appeared to be dull in imagination, that essential faculty for all creativity in idea and action, the efficient cause of this (wretched) state of affairs (from the vantage point of an African) either was ignored or jettisoned by Jefferson the slavocrat
(and most other slave owners).
Those born in Africa were classified according to the categories accepted and shaped by Cuban criollo elites as part of their slavocrat
heritage: lucumi, congo, and carabali.
My evaluation of Lewis' project in The Isle of Devils reframes these ploys in ludic terms, interpreting Lewis as a paradoxical slavocrat
playing a dissociative politics of identity, designed to exploit instabilities at the local colonial level, and even to imagine threats to systemic pedagogies of class, nation and empire.
Tracy, the imperious slavocrat
, clings desperately to slavery, the economic foundation of his wealth and power.
Selected Writings of Henry Hughes Antebellum Southerner, Slavocrat
And when the heavily defended slavocrat
stronghold of Osawatomie falls to Brown's tiny militia we are reminded of young David routing the Philistines or--Brown's own preferred text--of Gideon and the few brave men of Gilead crushing the Midianite annies.
Nester emphasizes the negative in Jackson's two-term presidency: scandals within the administration; his widespread use of the spoils system to reward friends and political supporters; his opposition to the National Bank; his appointment of "slavocrats
" to the Supreme Court; and his Indian Removal policies.
Because of the many crises facing the slavocrats
and their unwillingness to marry across class and racial boundaries, their way of life was coming to an end.
; to wit, the power to make other men do their sweating."
had flouted basic democratic freedoms within their own states, menaced freedom-lovers in neighboring states, and begun to corrupt the character of federal institutions that rested on state-law foundations.
But the slavocrats
who controlled the Chamber of Deputies would not provide the means to enforce the order.