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belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War

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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.
Exceptions are sometimes made for such pointedly topical dialect poems as "An Ante-Bellum Sermon" and "When Dey 'Listed Colored Soldiers," but these poems are seen as just that, exceptions--and even these exceptions are rarely considered with respect to the contemporary issues of Reconstruction and its demise with the triumph of Jim Crow segregation and disenfranchisement.
He is the author of numerous books, including Emancipation Proclamation; The Militant South; The Free Negro in North Carolina; Reconstruction After the Civil War; A Southern Odyssey: Travelers in the Ante-bellum North; and From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans.
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.
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.
org/ ) is the fifth oldest bar in the nation and one of a handful of ante-bellum bar associations.
You'll visit one of the historic ante-bellum homes still under renovation.
It was persistent: for none of the occupations that Margo examined did the regional wage structure return to its ante-bellum configuration by century's end.
45 you'll be in the colonial city of Savannah in Georgia, with its stunning ante-bellum houses.
They claim that ante-bellum America was a golden age, when small businessmen and yeoman farmers were free, before the government stopped keeping a tight rein on corporations, before the Gilded Age, when corporations were treated instead as persons with unlimited rights to do anything they wanted to the community.
Although Austen often challenges the ostensible safety of a disciplined domestic society, many ante-bellum American periodical writers presented the novelist as a female author who writes about reality, morality and proper femininity.
The way a lot of people live, they would almost need to have an ante-bellum estate along with slaves to make it in the country unless they are willing to sacrifice their current lifestyle and get down to the nitty-gritty.