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Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

[From Latin ante bellum, before the war : ante, before; see ante- + bellum, war.]
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of or during the period before a war, esp the American Civil War: the antebellum South.
[Latin ante bellum, literally: before the war]
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(ˈæn tiˈbɛl əm)

before or existing before the war, esp. the American Civil War.
[1860–65; < Latin ante bellum]
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Adj.1.antebellum - belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil Warantebellum - belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War
nonmodern - not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time
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[ˈæntɪˈbeləm] ADJprebélico (particularmente referido a la guerra civil norteamericana)
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The two families, connected by both blood and marriage, represented the prosperous plantar elite in antebellum South Carolina.
New Orleans had become the unquestioned urban capital of the antebellum South.
Part of the Manga Classics series of black-and-white graphic novel adaptations of timeless literature, featuring manga-style art and the utmost respect for the original works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer brings Mark Twain's novel about a silver-tongued young man in the antebellum South to life with a whole new work.
While chapters alternate between the final days of the antebellum South and the 1950s, at its heart the book is the story of the Beauvais Plantation, where Emily Reid, impoverished daughter of a crippled Confederate soldier, marries plantation owner Antony Levallois.
(Ecco/HarperCollins, $14.99.) This debut collection features tales that leap across time, class and place, from a 16th-century English monastery to the antebellum South to present-day, inner-city Philadelphia.
Ghosts centers on Aster, a withdrawn, obsessive, and misunderstood young woman who lives aboard the spaceship HSS Matilda, which is politically stratified much like the antebellum South. For generations, the Matilda has been transporting what remains of humankind to an unseen, perhaps even mythical, Utopia.
The author of this study examines so-called "slave-slave" violence in the antebellum South. In doing so he enters the complex intersection of widely circulated media reports of modern-day intraracial homicide and historians' near-universal belief that harmonious slave communities dotted the Old South's plantation landscape.
Information on prohibition dance caves, the association between the mint julep and the Antebellum South, or why New Orleans can be considered the center of Southern cocktail making fill the pages of this luscious book.
The Hampsong Education Fellowship in American Song is awarded to Candace Bailey for "Music in Charleston's Historic Homes." This project has two goals: a lecture-recital of songs popular in the antebellum South, to be presented at each of two historic homes in Charleston, South Carolina (the Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett houses) and the creation of recordings of this music for use in audio tours of the venues.
Schooling in the Antebellum South: The Rise of Public and Private Education in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can.