African American Slavery in the Antebellum Period
Essay from the year 2003 in the subject History - America, University of Phoenix, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The word 'Antebellum' is a Latin phrase which means 'before the war'. When used in the context of United States history, this term is typically used to describe the time leading up to the Civil War. Although some consider the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 the beginning of the Antebellum Period, others refer to dates as early as 1812. No matter what date one uses, it was a time in American history when escalating sectionalism eventually led to the American Civil War ('Antebellum').
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