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scalawags

(skăl`əwăgz), derogatory term used in the South after the Civil War to describe native white Southerners who joined the Republican party and aided in carrying out the congressional ReconstructionReconstruction,
1865–77, in U.S. history, the period of readjustment following the Civil War. At the end of the Civil War, the defeated South was a ruined land. The physical destruction wrought by the invading Union forces was enormous, and the old social and economic
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 program. A Republican who came from the north was called a carpetbaggercarpetbaggers,
epithet used in the South after the Civil War to describe Northerners who went to the South during Reconstruction to make money. Although regarded as transients because of the carpetbags in which they carried their possessions (hence the name carpetbaggers
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Topping the list of complaints against the police scalawags was extortion, followed by illegal drugs, kidnapping, 'hulidap,' among other illegal activities.
In this study, Hyman Rubin III addresses many of the questions that have been posed regarding scalawags across the South.
For the most part, executives are ethical, and those scalawags who are not, should be run out on a rail.
They had me and the rest of them scrags and scalawags gyratin' all over in some sort of fiendish trance
Combining several intriguing themes, "The Dinosaur Hunter" is only mildly engaging as a tale about the triumph of scientific reason and decency over creationists and scalawags.
The swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime awaits in this epic story of skullduggery and scalawags.
Duterte had said he would need to think about how he would deal with the scalawags whom he thinks may have been used to doing their misdeeds, particularly extortion.
Dela Rosa formed the CITF early last year against police scalawags ruining the reputation of the PNP organization.
Under OPLAN RODY, the BJMP will rid all jails of scalawags, illegal drugs, contrabands.
Do what you said you were going to do, Arnold: Open the books and find the stashed cash those scalawags up there have sequestered for their own use.
According to Duterte, he would need to think about how he would deal with the scalawags whom he thinks may have been used to doing their misdeeds, particularly extortion.
There are scoundrels, scalawags in every organization.