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[attributive] Occurring or existing before a particular war, especially the US Civil War:‘the conventions of the antebellum South’
- ‘The town's older buildings have gradually disappeared, but some physical reminders of the antebellum era remain.’
- ‘In colonial and antebellum America, slaves could buy their freedom, but only with the acquiescence of their masters.’
- ‘It may be that this story is unique to Louisiana in the late antebellum period, but this would hardly lessen the volume's significance.’
- ‘Houses from the nineteenth century are similar to antebellum architecture of the American South, with verandas and classical columns.’
- ‘His research explores the question of economic development within the slave economies of the antebellum American South.’
- ‘During the last decades of the antebellum period, indeed, nearly half of Virginia's white migrants moved north.’
- ‘It's interesting to me, Valerie, that you would choose to write about the antebellum slavery era.’
- ‘South Carolina is a state of palm trees, antebellum homes and genuine Southern charm.’
- ‘The residents who profited most from Virginia's antebellum society, however, fought the hardest to maintain it.’
- ‘The antebellum decades were not all that terrific either.’
- ‘We had heirloom roses growing in our backyard that locals said had been planted during the antebellum days.’
- ‘The antebellum Southeast was without electricity, recorded music, television, movies, or radio.’
- ‘How democratic was the Democratic Party in the South during the antebellum and Civil War periods?’
- ‘The antebellum South was a society founded on the traditional family of husband, wife, and children.’
- ‘The authors assert that the tariff was a crucial, if not the main, economic source of divisiveness during the antebellum era.’
- ‘In many respects it bears almost no relation to the type of state-sanctioned endemic slavery that existed in Ancient Rome and the antebellum American South.’
- ‘The slave narrative is the best single source we have for the lived experience of bondage in the antebellum period.’
- ‘History buffs will want to visit the restored antebellum plantation house located to the north-east of Bradenton.’
- ‘Parallels to antebellum America have been made repeatedly.’
- ‘The antebellum South was famous for its militarism.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin, from ante before and bellum war.
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