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Slave State Line breaks: Slave State
(also slave state)

Definition of Slave State in English:


Any of the Southern states of the US in which slavery was legal before the Civil War.
Example sentences
  • ‘We are in favor of making Kansas a ‘Slave State’ if it should require half of the citizens of Missouri, musket in hand, to emigrate there,’ declared the Liberty Democratic Platform.
  • The publication in 1862 of Charles Ingersoll's pro-Southern pamphlet, ‘Letter to a Friend in a Slave State,’ marked the end of the elite dissenters' restraint.
  • The Red States were Slave Importing States, and the Pink States Were Slave States that Exported Slaves.
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