2. Adjective. In the United States, of the period following the Civil War, especially used in reference to the South. ¹
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Definition of Postbellum
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Literary usage of Postbellum
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1. Idling in Italy: Studies of Literature and of Life by Joseph Collins (1920)
"... CHAPTER XH postbellum VAGARIES IT seems incredible that we who have chanted "Peace on earth, good-will to men " for upward of two thousand years, ..."
2. Legislative Document by New York (State). Legislature (1919)
"XI SCIENTIFIC PAPERS postbellum REFLECTIONS ON THE PLACE OF PALEONTOLOGY AMONG THE SCIENCES BY JOHN M. CLARKE (Presented before the Paleontological Society, ..."
3. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1921)
"... from 1796 to 1917, and of which complete files exist.1 postbellum newspapers in German were more numerous than German papers before 1780, and especially ..."
4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1906)
"... EH Japans first postbellum budget. Nation. 82: 425-C. My. 24, '06. Japan's Immediate sources of war-costs payment. Nation. 82:361-3. My. 3, '06. ..."
5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"But little of all this has a postbellum application. We handled disease, especially infectious disease, as in civil life, and we. treated psychoneuroses by ..."
6. History of American Verse (1610-1897) by James Lawrence Onderdonk (1901)
"Ohio was among the first to respond to this postbellum spirit. As early as 1869 the "Western Windows" of John James Piatt had shown how the life of that ..."
7. Publication of the American Sociological Society by American Sociological Association (1918)
"But only those which are compatible with the mores of society's postbellum industrial organization will be intrenched with any degree of permanency. ..."