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patriarchy
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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Definition
a form of social organization in which men are given more power than women
  • He assures people that he has been to the south, and seen slavery for himself; that it is a beautiful "patriarchal institution;" that the slaves don't want their freedom; that they have hallelujah meetings and other religious privileges.
    13 — The Church And Slavery (86% in)
  • Northern travellers, passing through the place, might have described this tribute of respect to the humble dead as a beautiful feature in the "patriarchal institution;" a touching proof of the attachment between slaveholders and their servants; and tender-hearted Mrs. Flint would have confirmed this impression, with handkerchief at her eyes.
    28 — Aunt Nancy (83% in)

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