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plantation owner


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plantation owner the owner or manager of a plantation
    • ***


In literature:

At one plantation, where they resolved to spend a few days, the owner had a pond which was much frequented by alligators.
"Martin Rattler" by R.M. Ballantyne
Old Uncle Peter, one of the Willis slaves, was a skilled carpenter and would go about building homes for other plantation owners.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Much of the crop is now grown by private owners and is known as "private plantations" coffee.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Plantation owners become so interested in the money they are to make that they forget everything else.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
He proved to be the owner of the plantation, who had come down to see what steamer was at the wharf.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
In point of fact, however, the slaves on the plantations were not as ignorant as their too sanguine owners supposed them to be.
"From Slave to College President" by Godfrey Holden Pike
The plantation owners of the South exploited the Negroes after they reached the states.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
I lived on a plantation on which more than two hundred men and women worked for the owner.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
If a slave visit another plantation without leave in writing from his master, the owner of the plantation may give him ten lashes.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
Land owners are driven to competing for laborers and tenants to work their plantations.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
In the Cazengo valley the wild trees are so thick that thinning out is the only operation necessary to the plantation-owner.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The owner of the plantation smiled, and said there was no difference.
"Harper's Young People, July 27, 1880" by Various
He said he knew of one plantation owner who was paying his hands $1.25 per day.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
From the Pouce we drove to the residence of a relative, who is the owner of extensive sugar-cane plantations.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Kinney, the large plantation owner, entertained the Utahns during their brief stay in that city.
"The Utah Batteries: A History" by Charles R. Mabey
The owner of the plantation had to feed his people in sickness and in health, in childhood and old age.
"The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899]" by James Rodway
Vasco de Figueroa was a great plantation owner at Camaguey.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
A few plantation owners rented out slaves to steamboat owners, but negroes did not usurp the profession until they were freed.
"Historic Highways of America (Vol. 9)" by Archer Butler Hulbert
In this manner they earned for their owners far more than they could by labor upon plantations.
"The Exiles of Florida" by Joshua R. Giddings
Mr. Smith was the owner of about one hundred slaves and a very large plantation.
"Memoirs of a Veteran Who Served as a Private in the 60's in the War Between the States" by Isaac Hermann

In news:

One of the exhibitors was a tea plantation owner named Richard Blechynden.
Archivists at the University of Georgia believe they have found the earliest movie footage shot in the state, part of a collection of home movie s and other films that belonged to the wealthy owners of a Thomasville plantation.
Correction to This Article This article incorrectly described an early owner of Brandon Plantation in Virginia.
His 1956 book 'The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South' rejected the mythology that inspired such stereotypes as the benevolent plantation owner and the smiling black mammy.
Movie tells story of former plantation owner, emancipation.
Leonardo DiCaprio says the plantation-owner character Calvin Candie he plays in Quentin Tarantino's highly anticipated "Django Unchained" is one of, if not the most.
Bloomery Plantation Distillery co-owner Linda Losey pours 190-proof, lemon-infused alcohol through filters during the process of preparing limoncello, a sweet, lemony liqueur originally developed in Italy.
If you ask artist Karen Vournakis, the heart of a plantation is not the grand house where the wealthy owners once sipped tea and entertained guests.
In this action-packed western movie, an ex-slave sets out with his mentor to save his wife from a merciless plantation owner.
Just north of Port Allen along the winding River Road is Ashland Plantation – circa 1890 – where most of the original wood and material have remained under the loving care of a single owner for more than 30 years.
Conditions at Augusta, Bush Field, GA. Plantation Blood owners respond to neighbor concerns, parking plan (WRDW-TV, October 1, 2012).
The Durhamtown Plantation in Union Point, GA sits on land given to the ancestors of owner Mike McCommons by George Washington.
Edisto Island's historic plantation returns to grace, thanks to its faithful owners and scores of dedicated craftsmen.
Django Unchained, the story of a slave who becomes a bounty hunter to rescue his wife from a Mississippi plantation owner, is one of the most highly-anticipated yet controversial films this year.
In compliance with the city ordinance, JPMorgan disclosed that two of its predecessor banks allowed slaves to be used as collateral on loans to Louisiana plantation owners.