Carpetbagger

In United States history, a carpetbagger was a Northerner (Yankee) who moved to the South after the U.S. Civil War, especially during the Reconstruction era (1865-1877), in order to profit from the instability and power vacuum that existed at this time. The term carpetbagger was a pejorative term referring to the carpet bags (a fashionable form of...
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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).
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carpetbagger

noun an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously; `after the Civil War the carpetbaggers from the north tried to take over the south`
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Carpetbagger

Car'pet·bag`ger noun 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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Carpetbagger

A building society customer who opens an account in the hope the building society will demutualise and pay a windfall of cash or shares.
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carpetbagger

during the Reconstruction period (1865–77) following the American Civil War, any Northern politician or financial adventurer accused of going South ... [1 related articles]
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carpetbagger

In US history, derogatory name for any of the entrepreneurs and politicians from the North who moved to the Southern states during Reconstruction (1865-77) after the Civil War, to exploit the...
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carpetbagger

In US history, derogatory name for any of the entrepreneurs and politicians from the North who moved to the Southern states during Reconstruction (1865–77) after the Civil War, to exploit the chaotic conditions for their own benefit. With the votes of newly enfranchised blacks and some local white people (called scalawags), they won posts in n......
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Carpetbagger

Someone who becomes an account holder with a building society in the hope of benefiting from a... <a target=_blank href='http://www.finance-glossary.com/terms/carpetbagger.htm?id=1871&ginPtrCode=00000&PopupMode=false' title='Read full definition of carpetbagger'>more</a>
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carpetbagger

[n] - an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously
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