GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (U.S. Hist. & Geog.) the States of the American Union lying south of Pennsylvania and the Ohio River, with Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Before the Civil War, Missouri also, being a slave State, was classed as one of the Southern States.
“It is because I love this religion that I hate the slaveholding, the woman-whipping, the mind-darkening, the soul-destroying religion that exists in the southern states of America.”
“Agreement for the southern states was Walter McDonald.”
“The southern states are loud in vehement threats of secession, if the republican candidate is elected; but their bluster is really lamentably ludicrous, for they are without money, without credit, without power, without character – in short, sans everything, but so many millions of slaves, sans good numbers of whom they would also be the very moment they cut themselves adrift from the protection of the North.”
“Mr. Van Buren also well knew that on the presidential question the southern states had always acted in unison, and he believed they would continue so to act.”
“-- [Sessaman Orientale.] This plant is much cultivated in the gardens of the middle and southern states -- it is a native product of Africa; but of late years, the seeds have been introduced into South Carolina and Georgia, by the African negroes, and is now cultivated to a considerable extent, and is highly prized for its medical properties.”
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
“The white inhabitants of the southern states are well aware of these superstitious terrors of the blacks, and on the day of the election secured the absence of the negroes from the polls by sending grotesquely dressed-up men to tie various colored ribbons round the liberty-masts erected at the booths, where the voting-tickets were taken.”
“Maybe we could now pick up some momentum, and offset some of Dukakis’s fund-raising lead, with a quick victory in South Dakota, which came a week after New Hampshire and two weeks before a truly Super Tuesday, when almost all the southern states would vote on the same day.”
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