The Antebellum south For Kindred background knowledge.
Ante bellum Or “before” “war” • First half of the 1800s • Existing before a war; especially : existing before the American Civil War (1861 – 1865)
Mason-Dixon line A line between free and slave states Runs between Pennsylvania and most of Maryland
The Missouri compromiseof 1821 • Made Missouri a slave state • Made Maine a free state • Tried to balance number of free states to slave states • Tried to prohibit slavery from moving west
Plantation A large farm or estate.
Slave patrolmen • Organized groups of white men who enforced discipline upon black slaves in the antebellum south. • They policed the slaves on plantations and hunted down fugitive slaves.
Southern belle A young, unmarried woman in the plantation-owning upper class of Southern society.