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antebellum

Dating before or existing before the US Civil War (1861–1865).
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By force, by trickery, and by the subtle manipulation of legal loopholes, kidnappers operated so successfully in the early national and antebellum periods that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of free blacks were reduced to bondage.
Although there is little documented evidence of conflicts between enslaved black people and casual white laborers during the antebellum period, no doubt insults flew, fights erupted, and racial antagonism festered at work and in social situations.
By exploring the intricate ways that the Exodus account functioned mythically in the antebellum period of American history, he persuasively illustrates how mythic narratives in general can provide a framework for rational speculation in the post-Enlightenment world.
The three chapters dealing mainly with the antebellum period form part one, underlined by the molding of the mob violence as a lynching culture.
In nine chronologically organized chapters, Morris demonstrates how Oberlin's antislavery influence expanded throughout the antebellum period.
12 YEARS," Rudin responded, which most probably referred to the historical drama "12 Years a Slave," also about slavery of African Americans during the antebellum period in the Southern U.
Although he also was inspired by a variety of abolitionists from the antebellum period and helped to set a firm foundation for numerous radical Civil Rights leaders who would follow him in later decades, Clark has been virtually forgotten today by most scholars and the nation at-large.
Here he traces its religious history, from the antebellum period through the Civil War, concentrating on three things: refinement, diversity, and how the traditions survived and even thrived during the war itself.
The free program is a combination of historical and contemporary compositions from or about the Antebellum period in American history.
His speech was a fascinating look at tensions in the ministry of Robert Ryland, who also was president of the University of Richmond and (white) pastor of the First African Baptist Church, Richmond, during the antebellum period.
Our National Park System contains several sites that commemorate the history of the antebellum period, the American Civil War, and the modern Civil Rights movement," Spears says.
It also informs students regarding the broader slave experience in Maryland and the American South during the antebellum period of American history.