To Kill a Mockingbird Allusions

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Andrew Jackson: 7th President of the United States (1829-1837).

Battle of Hastings: a decisive battle in the Norman Conquests of England in 1066

Cornwall: a country at the southwest tip of England.

disturbance between the North and the South: The Civil War (1861-1865)

flivver: Model-T Ford.

John Wesley: (1702-1791) Founder of the Methodist Church.

Meridian, Mississippi: Meridian is a city in east Mississippi.

Merlin: King Arthur's adviser, prophet and magician.

Mobile: a city in southwest Alabama.

Pensacola: a city in northwest Florida.

Stumphole whiskey: illegally made and sold whiskey that would be hidden in the holes of tree stumps.

Tuscaloosa: a city in central Alabama.

Bullfinch: A famous collection of Greek myths

Dewey Decimal System: A system for organizing books in libraries devised by Melville Dewey.

diaries of Lorenzo Dow: Lorenzo Dow (1777 - 1834) was a Methodist preacher who traveled throughout the country, including the state of Alabama.

man who sat on a flagpole: Flagpole sitting was one of the stranger fads of the 1930s.

Indian-heads: Before the Lincoln penny, there were Indian-head pennies.

One Man's Family: a radio serial (like a soap opera) which began in 1932 and proved to be enormously popular for almost thirty years.

Old Testament pestilence: Pestilence refers to a condition or disease that causes massive damage or death.

Second Battle of the Marne: a battle in World War I.

Lane cake: a rich white cake. Read a recipe for a Lane cake.

Rosetta Stone: Discovered in Egypt in 1799, the Rosetta Stone is a large block of basalt inscribed with a report of a decree passed in 196 BC.

Confederate veteran: a veteran of the Civil War who fought for the South.

General Hood: Lieutenant-General John B. Hood, a Confederate officer.

Lord Melbourne: (1779-1848) Queen Victoria's first Prime Minister, Melbourne also had the...