What does the word slaveholder mean?

Usage examples for slaveholder

  1. At the late Presidential election it is very evident that the great body of " Friends" who took any part in it, voted for John Tyler, the slaveholder. – A Visit To The United States In 1841 by Joseph Sturge
  2. Having obtained this information, the slaveholder procured a constable and immediately went to the place described. – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  3. Just think of this immense slaveholder telling me as I drove him home that the coat he had on had been turned three times and his pantaloons the only ones he possessed. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James