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antebellum

Dating before or existing before the US Civil War (1861–1865).
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Both points of departure for the literary imagination are critical to understanding the consequences of human bondage and the ways in which ownership operated in multiple ways during the antebellum period.
In this section, students can have a virtual experience of living as a young Maryland slave during the antebellum period.
While not easy reading for someone unfamiliar with the antebellum period, it will prove very useful to historians and specialists in this area, aided in large part by the excellent, extensive notes that should sate the appetites of even the most inquisitive readers.
He rushes through the rest of the antebellum period in both states in single paragraphs, truncating his narrative and leaving it unfinished.
Casting such positions as "utilitarian," the author notes that even the most influential advocates failed in both the revolutionary and the antebellum periods.
One of the key issues on which this book focuses is the ambiguous relationship that existed between evangelical faith and American republicanism in the antebellum period.
Black women's labor during the antebellum period is the focus of Xiomara Santamarina's Belabored Professions: Narratives of African American Working Womanhood (The University of North Carolina Press, 2005).
The female characters wore flowing gowns of the antebellum period, and the military uniforms that many of the male characters wore were rather toy-soldierish and understated--white pants with blue tunics, gold braid, and brass buttons.
With this dismissal, Weyler consigns stories of slaves, servants, Native Americans, and immigrants to scholars of the antebellum period without fully demonstrating her justification for such an exclusion.
And it should be regarded (among other things) as a memorial to the politics of the antebellum period.
By background I don't mean simply another review of abolitionists and firebrands in the antebellum period, but a discussion of the formation of the Union itself and the elements and factions in that coalition of former British colonies that would eventually lead to fracture.
The antebellum period posed rhetorical challenges to women whose responses cannot be accounted for by the fifth canon, concerned with pronunciatio and actio, as traditionally understood.