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Carpetbagger  n.  An adventurer; a term of contempt for a Northern man seeking private gain or political advancement in the southern part of the United States after the Civil War (1865). (U. S.)

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... period a system of schools was established in every one of the seceding States. On paper these schemes were often admirable. Usually they were modeled after the system in the State from which some influential carpetbagger came, and under normal conditions, if honestly and judiciously administered, they would have answered their ostensible purposes and would have done much to raise the intellectual level of the population. Conditions, however, were not normal. The production ...
— The New South - A Chronicle Of Social And Industrial Evolution • Holland Thompson

Words linked to "Carpetbagger" :   opportunist

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