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carpetbagger

What’s the difference between a carpetbagger and a scalawag?

Following the American Civil War, if someone called you a carpetbagger or scalawag, it wasn’t meant as a compliment. The term carpetbagger was used by ...
jim-crow

Was Jim Crow a real person?

The term “Jim Crow” typically refers to repressive laws and customs once used to restrict black rights, but the origin of the name itself actually ...