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Belonging to the period after a war, especially the US Civil War: postbellum houses; postbellum governments.

[Latin post, after + bellum, war.]


(poʊstˈbɛl əm)

occurring after a war, esp. after the American Civil War.
[1870–75; < Latin post bellum after the war]
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Cynical enforcement of fornication, adultery, and bigamy laws imposed a kind of racial discipline on newly freed people in the postbellum period.
A statue of our native son General Emory Upton, postbellum military reformer, directs traffic in the center of my hometown.
Set in the postbellum South, Olympia Knife is, at its core, a story about a culture that is no longer able to ignore its own diversity or the itch for change.
Gathering an archive of antebellum and postbellum literary slave narratives, visual art, and graphic narrative, Neary makes a case for an expanded notion of what have been called variously "neo-slave narrative" and "contemporary narrative of slavery" to include works of visual art.
History cannot deny that it was formerly enslaved African Americans who empowered themselves and contributed to obtain education for their children in postbellum Mississippi.
If the diverse postbellum people of Cincinnati and Louisville, faced with tremendous religious, racial, and political divisions, were able to preserve the Union and make landmark social changes, there is certainly reason for optimism as we continue to face the challenges of our contemporary society.
This article makes an argument for the significance of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's early work, particularly her 1870 novel, Hedged In, to the scholarly understanding of two overlapping fields: those of nineteenth-century American women's writing, and postbellum American literary realism.
Evoking the antebellum mixed-race woman of African descent as a well-kept luxury for the highest bidder, the lore of the quadroon informed postbellum sexual tourism in New Orleans.
1) In so doing, Higginson establishes a pivotal association between Pacific Northwest women's literary regionalism and postbellum New England women's literary regionalism.
The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South
She examines the ways that church membership and reading were often overlapping activities for postbellum-period girls, the community functions of women's antebellum benevolence organizations, the backlash against women speaking or preaching in church, and the emergence of postbellum organizations that gave women a voice in moral and political issues like temperance and abolition, as well as girls' reading habits, the conflicts between educational and novel reading, and parents' worries and desires to use reading to ensure proper behavior.
Later, postbellum authors such as Cromwell, William Henry Crogman and Pauline Hopkins wrote histories that skillfully incorporated the quintessentially late nineteenth-century ideas of "progress" and "civilization.