Slavery in the US can be described as an antebellum practice.
Origin of antebellumClassical Latin ante bellum
Origin of antebellumFrom Latin ante bellum before the war ante before ; see ante- . bellum war
- Of the time period prior to a war.
- A renewed sense of national pride arose in Hitler's antebellum Germany.
- In the United States of America, of the period prior to the American Civil War, especially in reference to the culture of the southern states.
- Slavery was an accepted part of antebellum plantation life.