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9 of the Biggest Slave Owners in American History

10 Largest Slave owners, American Slavery, biggest slave masters, Editor's Picks, History of Slavery, List, slave owners -

9 of the Biggest Slave Owners in American History

Col. Joshua J. Ward

Col. Joshua John Ward of Georgetown, South Carolina: 1,130 

Known as “King of the Rice Planters,” Ward had 1,130 enslaved Blacks on the Brookgreen plantation in South Carolina. In 1850, Ward controlled six large plantations and produced 3.9 million pounds of rice.


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