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Slave catcher

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Slave catcher one who attempted to catch and bring back a fugitive slave to his master.
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Usage

In literature:

Allured with the prospect of a large sum of the needful, the slave-catchers started back with their victim.
"Clotelle" by William Wells Brown
Allured with the prospect of a large sum of the needful, the slave-catchers started back with their victim.
"Clotelle: a Tale of the Southern States" by William Wells Brown
Among those thus notified, were brave hearts, who did not believe in running away from slave-catchers.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Not even the eloquence of Webster could make willing slave-catchers of the anti-slavery folk of Massachusetts.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
Here comes John Trader, our local slave catcher, but I will parley with him and send him away.
"The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Every "good citizen" found himself, for the first time in the history of mankind, a slave-catcher by law.
"Autographs for Freedom, Volume 2 (of 2) (1854)" by Various
But Jamie's business was with the slave-catcher, not the slave.
"Pirate Gold" by Frederic Jesup Stimson
A slave catcher from Missouri recognized him in Canada in 1860 and had him arrested.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919" by Various
And during the first years of the war the army became a band of slave-catchers.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
If I ever see that, there's another goes down long side you; either the slave-catcher or the slave.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Many African tribes now live in the same state of constant fear of the slave-catchers or of other hostile tribes.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
Especially qualified runaway slave catchers were employed to trail such fugitives.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
Glorious argument for slaveholders and slave-catchers!
"Is Slavery Sanctioned by the Bible?" by Isaac Allen
He is a born slave-catcher and a pirate.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
EDWARD D. INGRAHAM ought to be as much endeared to slave-catchers, as Judge Jeffries was to James the Second.
"A Letter to the Hon. Samuel Eliot, Representative in Congress From the City of Boston, In Reply to His Apology For Voting For the Fugitive Slave Bill." by Hancock
Slave-catcher, slaveholder, and the public seriously and conscientiously held this creed.
"The Brothers' War" by John Calvin Reed
Slave catchers are in our midst!
"Stories of the Badger State" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
Mr. Hughes was a notorious slave-catcher, and the jailer of Macon.
"The Freedmen's Book" by Lydia Maria Child
And now it was "slave-catchers" and not Abolitionists who were being mobbed in the North.
"The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences" by Hilary Abner Herbert
Gorsuch was shot dead, another was wounded, and the residue of the slave-catchers sought safety in flight.
"Atrocious Judges" by John Campbell, Baron Campbell
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In poetry:

Thou art an abolition star,
And to my wench wilt be of use, if her
Dark eye should find thee, ere the car
Of our true old slave-catcher, 'Lucifer,
Star of the morning,' upward rolls,
And, with its light, puts out the pole's.
"Slaveholder's Address To The North Star" by John Pierpont

In news:

An escaped slave tells his story—including his account of his violent showdown with slave-catchers in Pennsylvania.
Only that he was being hunted by slave catchers.
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