Random Fact #4: The term "antebellum" refers to the period of time before a war, especially the American Civil War.
Source: Merriam-Webster online dictionary. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antebellum
Note: Once upon a time I knew that. But tonight my brain was acting silly and I was convinced the term described things after a war. It's a good thing I checked that, because that would have been an awful thing to put in my paper...
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