What Does Antebellum Mean?

There are many who reminisce fondly of the days of plantations. Today, the large plantation homes are tourist destinations. The skill that went into building them fascinates all who visit. Unfortunately, most of these grand homes were built by slaves during the 1700s and 1800s. Antebellum means “before the Civil War.”

Suellen Ocean is the author of the historical romance, Black Pansy.

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With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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