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Difference between “Black Republic, the” and “Black Republicans”

Black Republic, theHaiti (a West Indian State):

  • My subject is Haiti, the Black Republic; the only self-made Black Republic in the world.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase Black Country, the(UK) a highly industrialized region of west-central England centered on Birmingham:

  • It is believed that the Black Country got its name because of pollution from these heavy industries that covered the area in black soot.

Black Republicans—(U.S. hist.) Republican opponents of slavery, during the period which preceded the American Civil War:

  • The Whig party adopted the name of Republicans, and were called by their opponents Black Republicans, from their anti-slavery tendencies.