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antebellum

Dating before or existing before the US Civil War (1861–1865).
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McCord was a very popular figure in the ante-bellum South because of her essays on economic politics and in her role as an opponent to the Northerner feminist Margaret Fuller.
Large ante-bellum rice plantations utilized a characteristic control design that enabled them to be very.
She studied the Black woman of the ante-bellum period and learned "how to find and use primary sources and documents" (Walker, How I Wrote 13).
A common cause for misunderstanding the clash of cultures in ante-bellum America is a misinterpretation of the term "classical" when applied to education.
In the course of constructing her argument, Einhorn breaks new ground in our understanding of the colonial, revolutionary, and ante-bellum eras.
In this way, again, "An Ante-Bellum Sermon" can be seen as an intermediate poem between Dunbar's "high" poetry and the more apparently typical dialect poems.
Finally, in placing the arabesque within the continuum of the history of the image of the Arab in ante-bellum American culture, I link the romancer's exploitation of a contemporary cultural anxiety to the aesthetic production of romance.
I had guessed as much when I saw the waiting-room photographs of his children dressed in full ante-bellum regalia.
In the first section of the book, "History and Literature in America," Carroll Smith-Rosenberg's well-known feminist essay on early American culture, "Domesticating Virtue: Coquettes and Revolutionaries in Young America" (1988), stands alone against a phalanx of dazzling recent examples of race and gender studies which are, however, rather similar in argument and approach: Laura Romero's essay "Vanishing Americans: Gender, Empire, and New Historicism" (1991), Laura Wexler's study of post ante-bellum photography, "Seeing Sentiment: Photography, Race, and the Innocent Eye" (2000), and Lauren Berlant's essay on diva citizenship, "The Queen of American Goes to Washington City: Harriet Jacobs, Frances Harper, Anita Hill" (1993).
If not an insecure laboring class, what did the California and national populations share in the ante-bellum years when the Chinese arrived?
It was clear that she could do anything with it, and what she did was create a nightmare version of ante-bellum gentility and slavery, a 'Gone With the Wind' set in Gomorrah.
Miller, Piety and Intellect: The Aims and Purposes of Ante-Bellum Theological Education (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990), 317.