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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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Antiblack propaganda also included: statements of overt opposition to whites who would befriend blacks, contentions that blacks were being tricked by scalawags into participating in the enslavement of the South, and the affirmation that the formation of the Ku Klux Klan was a defensive measure.
Our sense of the new conditions she has to cope with has been strengthened by our glimpse of the carpet-bagger and, straight after the love-scene, by the visit paid to Tara by a scalawag -- none other than Jonas Wilkerson, the Yankee overseer dismissed near the start of the film for seducing the girl whom he has in fact since married and whose typhoid killed Mrs.
Bakers were only greedy scalawags, who adulterated their products with additives.
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Vagrancy, drunkenness, and violent crime mounted, with no little help from Northern carpetbaggers and Southern scalawags.
Pirate Week: Why talk like a pirate one day when you could celebrate these scalawags all week long?
Not as a sterling citizen of accomplishment, but as one of the foremost scalawags and pranksters in Worcester County history.
His thesis is that the history of money is important, and that we've had no end of scalawags and rascals in the financial world for hundreds of years.
While superheroes, princesses and Yodas will still be pounding the pavement in search of loot, they'll find themselves surrounded by buccaneers, wenches and other high-seas scalawags bent on pillaging every candy bowl in town thanks to one very popular Capt.
I have known scalawags who ran for office primarily to push their own narrow agendas.
In contrast with the stories about Sut, those concerning Simon Suggs, Sut's main vernacular contemporary among the scalawags found in the humor of the Old Southwest, imply, and sometimes propound a world view much closer to social norms than the world of Sut.
Around these two scalawags swirl a variety of characters, the most endearing one being Ho-Lin, a young Korean girl who dreams of going to medical school in the States.