Origin of antebellum
Examples from the Web for antebellum
I know Tom Woods is an intriguing writer, and I too love my liberty, but this is no longer the antebellum era.
If Republicans stand for crude force, and Democrats for antebellum sentimentality, both are doomed together.Psycho-Phone Messages|Francis Grierson
It is as handsome as their splendid plate of antebellum days, which was destroyed by fire.
Here the author shows that Astoria was included in the antebellum conditions of the Treaty of Ghent.
Word Origin for antebellum
also ante-bellum, from Latin phrase ante bellum, literally "before the war;" see ante- + bellicose. In U.S., usually in reference to the American Civil War (1861-65); first attested in a June 14, 1862, entry in Mary Chesnut's diary.