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What part of speech is carpetbagger?

Carpetbagger is a noun, meaning a Northerner who moved to the Southern US after the Civil War, and especially one seeking political or commercial advantage. The word carpetbagger also refers to an outsider who comes in only seeking to win… Full Answer

What did a slave think of a carpetbagger?

Slaves may not have known (or just not cared) that the person was a carpetbagger. They just would vote for them because the carpetbagger was a republican (Abe Lincoln was a republican, so slaves kind of saw the whole party… Full Answer