List of slave owners

This list includes notable individuals for which there is a consensus of evidence of slave ownership.

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  3. "James Blair: Profile & Legacies Summary". Legacies of British Slave-ownership. UCL Department of History 2014. 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
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  5. "Butler Family". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
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  8. Hamilton, Allan McLane (1910). "Friends and Enemies". The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton: Based Chiefly Upon Original Family Letters and Other Documents, Many of Which Have Never Been Published. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 268. It has been stated that Hamilton never owned a negro slave, but this is untrue.  We find that in his books there are entries showing that he purchased them for himself and for others. External link in |title= (help);
  9. Dorsey, J. (10 April 1783). "Several". The Maryland Gazette. Annapolis, MD: F. and S. Green. p. 2. Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016. On the day of ſale, at the ſame time and place, and on the ſame terms, will be ſold, a number of valuable ſlaves; conſiſting of men, women, and children; late the property of Alexander Hamilton.  By order, J. DORSEY, clk.
  10. Hamilton, Alexander (1784). Syrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 3. New York: Columbia University Press (published 1962). pp. 6–67..  Made available online as "Cash Book, [1 March 1782–1791]". Founders Online. Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration. 5 October 2016. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2016. To a negro wench Peggy sold him
  11. DiLorenzo, Thomas J. (2008). "The Rousseau of the Right". Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson's Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution—and What It Means for Americans Today. New York: Crown Forum. pp. 10–11. ISBN 978-0-307-38284-9. Like Jefferson—and many other New York aristocrats—he was a slave owner who nevertheless at times spoke eloquently in opposition to the institution of slavery.  […]  By the late 1790s one in five New York households, like Hamilton's, "still held domestic slaves," who were "regarded as stats symbols" by the wealthier and more aristocratic New Yorkers.  […]  Hamilton's wife, Eliza, was from a prominent and wealthy New York slave-owning family (the Schuylers) and retained some of the 'house slaves' after marrying Hamilton.  […]  Chernow oddly labels Hamilton an "abolitionist," despite the fact that he owned slaves and never endorsed abolition per se.  He also bends over backwards to downplay Hamilton's slave ownership, at one point arguing that, yes, he once purchased six slaves at a slave auction, but they were "probably" for his brother-in-law—as though that makes the purchase of human beings less immoral. External link in |title= (help);
  12. DiLorenzo, Thomas (14 July 2008). "Hamiltonian Hagiography". Lew Rockwell. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2016. Hamilton was a slave owner; he never advocated the abolition of slavery per se; he once purchased six slaves at a slave auction (for his brother-in-law, says biographer Ron Chernow); and he once returned runaway slaves to their owner.
  13. Nau, Henry R. (2002). "National Identity: Consequences for Foreign Policy". At Home Abroad: Identity and Power in American Foreign Policy. Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell University Press. p. 62. Retrieved 14 October 2016. Jefferson and other founders—George Washington, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton—owned slaves
  14. Matthewson, Tim (2003). "Introduction". A Proslavery Foreign Policy: Haitian–American Relations during the Early Republic. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. p. 25. ISBN 0-275-98002-2. Retrieved 14 October 2016. Though Hamilton was a slaveholder, he was a member of the New York Manumission Society
  15. Clark, Alan J. (2005). "Introduction". Cipher/Code of Dishonor: Aaron Burr, an American Enigma. Bloomington, IN: Author House. p. xxxii. ISBN 1-4208-4639-6. Retrieved 14 October 2016. Alexander Hamilton also owned slaves at his death in 1804
  16. Reed, Ishmael (21 August 2015). ""Hamilton: the Musical:" Black Actors Dress Up like Slave Traders…and It's Not Halloween". Petrolia, CA: CounterPunch. Archived from the original on 26 August 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2016. Like other founding fathers, Hamilton found slavery an "evil," yet was a slave trader.  […]  When I brought up the subject of Hamilton's slaveholding in a Times' comment section, a white man accused me of political correctness.
  17. Reed, Ishmael (15 April 2016). "Hamilton and the Negro Whisperers: Miranda's Consumer Fraud". Petrolia, CA: CounterPunch. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016. Hamilton actually owned slaves.  […]  Hamilton's mother also owned slaves and in her will, left the slaves to Hamilton and his brother.  […]  It's also a disappointment that Miranda persuaded the treasury to keep Hamilton on the ten-dollar bill, a man who held slaves, instead of replacing him with Harriet Tubman, who freed slaves.
  18. Sora, Steven (2003). "Master Masons and Their Slaves". Secret Societies of America's Elite: From the Knights Templar to Skull and Bones. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books. p. 216. ISBN 978-1-59477-867-4. Retrieved 14 October 2016. Like Jefferson, Hamilton owned slaves and called for their freedom; unlike Jefferson, who targeted New York as a city of money-grubbers, Hamilton's lifetime ambition was to found a bank.
  19. Snell, Colin (1 February 2013). "Hamilton: The Founding Father of Big Government". The College Conservative. N. J. Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016. While he did own slaves, lets us not forget, though we often do, that Hamilton was also a slave owner.  Alexander Hamilton participated in the slave trade in New York City, purchasing them and retaining some that were given as gifts from his in-laws.
  20. Stanley, Jack (7 August 2012). "Was Aaron Burr really as bad as we say he was? He was not in any way as corrupt as Hamilton or Jefferson". History in the Raw. Archived from the original on 31 January 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2016. One has to remember also for a while Hamilton had slaves.
  21. silveredbow (2 May 2016). "Did Alexander Hamilton own slaves?". reddit AskHistorians. Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016. So, did [Hamilton] own slaves?  Yes.
  22. "On Hamilton and Slavery". Bring On A Rumpus. 15 May 2016. Archived from the original on 15 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016. [Hamilton] made deals involving slaves, he married one of the largest slave holding families in New York, and he was obsessed with raising his station in society, which meant, you guessed it, owning/renting slaves.
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