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government of 11 Southern states that left the Union in 1860. [Am. Hist.: EB, III: 73]
Gone With the Wind
popular name for Southern states in U.S. and for song. [Am. Hist.: EB, III: 587]
archetypal novel about the South. [Am. Lit.: Gone With the Wind]
color of the uniform of the Confederate soldier. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 566]
coarsely ground hominy served in traditional Southern breakfast. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
a Confederate soldier or a resident of the Confederate states. [Am. Usage: Misc.]
boundary between Pennsylvania and Mary-land that came to divide the slave (southern) states from the free (northern) states. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1714]
Stars and Bars
silvery gray plant whose threadlike fronds hang from trees in the South. [Am. Culture: EB, IX: 400–401]
flag of the Confederate States of the U.S. [Am. Hist.: EB, III: 73]
woody vine found in Southern gardens. [Am. Culture: EB, X: 716]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.