Example sentences for: antebellum

How can you use “antebellum” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The antebellum modesty, while in part a reflection of the conventional etiquette of the time, may also have served a political objective: to alleviate the concerns of those who--in the early days of the republic--feared it might be transformed into a monarchy, and the president into a king.

  • When Gone With the Wind was in production, other studios rushed to find other antebellum epics.

  • Actually, expansion aroused Northern fears mainly because it promised to create more states hospitable to slavery, but in Buchanan's telling, the central issue of antebellum America garners barely a mention.

  • After writing a polemical 1996 essay attacking Huckleberry Finn as immoral, Pulitzer Prize winner Smiley sets out to improve on Twain with a novel about an abolitionist woman in antebellum Kansas Territory.

  • In the antebellum era, New England-based Conscience Whigs denounced the North's pro-South Cotton Whigs as corrupt.


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