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scalawags

(Encyclopedia) scalawags skăl´əwăgz [key], derogatory term used in the South after the Civil War to describe native white Southerners who joined the Republican party and aided in…

Union League Clubs

(Encyclopedia) Union League Clubs, in U.S. history, organizations formed throughout the North in the Civil War after the military defeats and Republican election losses of 1862. A…

Reconstruction

(Encyclopedia) Reconstruction, 1865–77, in U.S. history, the period of readjustment following the Civil War. At the end of the Civil War , the defeated South was a ruined land.…

Ku Klux Klan

(Encyclopedia) Ku Klux Klan ko͞o˝ klŭks klăn [key], designation mainly given to two distinct secret societies that played a part in American history, although other less important…

South, the

(Encyclopedia) South, the, region of the United States embracing the southeastern and south-central parts of the country. Traditionally, all states S of the Mason-Dixon Line and…

Sir Walter Raleigh

Explorer, fighter and lover, Sir Walter Raleigh was one of the grand scalawags of the Elizabethan Age. Walter Raleigh made a name for himself fighting the Irish at Munster; later he was introduced…

Hank Ketcham

Name at birth: Henry King KetchamKetcham was the creator of Dennis the Menace, a one-panel comic strip starring a five-year-old scalawag and the friends and family he tormented. As a young man…