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- n. A remote part of a country
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- n. a remote and undeveloped area
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Historian John Ferling wrote of the “sun-seared back country and the Piedmont” that “Jefferson had been popular all along among the smaller farmers who inhabited those regions, men who viscerally disliked the Bank of the United States, had never cottoned to the notion of a strong national government, and were outraged by what would come to be known simply as ‘’98,’ the year of Federalist repression and heavy taxes.”
But not long after I got to Camden, my master came from the state of Virginia, to Camden, Kent County, state of Delaware, where he found me; whereas he had not seen me since he put me aboard of the back country waggon, which, as I suppose, is near three or four hundred miles
A Narrative of Some Remarkable Incidents in the Life of Solomon Bayley, Formerly a Slave in the State of Delaware, North America; Written by Himself, and Published for His Benefit; to Which Are Prefixed, a Few Remarks by Robert Hurnard
Then, at Pan's pace-out there in the back country the peasants still secretly honored him, a fact that put a tad of pep in his step-they set off in the direction of France.
Page 202 minutely into the discussion of the question made in the Maryland, and assented to in the New-Hampshire Report, whether previous to the several cessions which have been made to the general government, the non-ceding states were in justice entitled to participate in the extensive back country which then formed a part of the states, which have since made such large cessions to the United States; because they cannot see how it can be made to have any bearing upon the main question.
I can almost hope to see the day when every oak-ride and guttered sedge-field will be blossoming with a rich promise of noble men and women; and to hasten this happy era, as well as for the consideration of those who do me the honor of requesting my advice, and to promote the success of Common Schools, I have one suggestion to make: Let it be universally understood that Colleges, Academies, and Common Schools are all bound up in one common interest; and that the Common Schools are to the Academies and Colleges what the back country is to commercial cities.