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  • n  the practice of owning slaves
  • s  allowing slavery
    the slaveholding South

  • Here was the familiar Jefferson--egalitarian aristocrat, slaveholding author of the Declaration of Independence, globetrotting homebody--plumbed one step further.
  • The slave's light-skinned child was taken to be white and grew up with both the attitudes and the education of the slaveholding class.
  • It is more likely that by letting Rose sass her, Lady Astor reverted to the practice of some of her Southern slaveholding ancestors who allowed back talk from black mammies as a .

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