- the rule or domination of slaveholders: the slavocracy of the old plantations.
- a dominating body of slaveholders.
Origin of slavocracy
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Examples from the Web for slavocracy
It was thus that Van Buren made his extreme concession to the slavocracy.Martin Van Buren
Edward M. Shepard
Slavocracy is only one of the scales on the tail of the dragon of plutocracy.
That could be done then, for slavocracy only interfered with free speech in the South.
It proved to be "a stronger defiance to slavocracy than anything ever uttered in the hall of Congress."John Brown, Soldier of Fortune
Hill Peebles Wilson
It had long been an axiom with the slavocracy that the institution would perish unless it had the opportunity to expand.The Anti-Slavery Crusade
- slaveholders as a dominant class
- domination by slaveholders
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Word Origin and History for slavocracy
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