di Bonaventura is at pains to prove that slavery was, though limited in the North, important in certain areas.
di Gisi, 39, had worked at Case Basse on and off for about three years.
di Bonaventura is writing in a particular historical mode, “microhistory,” which is perhaps reason to cut her some slack.
Two; twice; double: dichromatic.
Containing two atoms, radicals, or groups: diiodide.
A prefix that means "two," "twice," or "double." It is used commonly in chemistry, as in dioxide, a compound having two oxygen atoms.
A drill instructor; noncommissioned officer in charge of recruits (1913+ Marine Corps)