A Perfect War of Politics: Parties, Politicians, and by John M. Sacher PDF

By John M. Sacher

notwithstanding antebellum Louisiana shared the remainder of the South’s dedication to slavery and cotton, the presence of a considerable sugarcane undefined, huge Creole and Catholic populations, various overseas and northern immigrants, and the massive urban of recent Orleans made it possibly the main unsouthern of southern states. John M. Sacher’s an ideal battle of Politics explores why Louisiana joined its acquaintances in seceding from the Union in early 1861 and provides the 1st entire learn of the state's antebellum political events and their interplay with the voters. Sacher indicates that, even if civic participation increased past the elite from 1824 to 1861, Louisiana remained a “white men's democracy.” eventually, he explains, an obsession with protecting white men's liberty led Louisiana’s politicians to aid secession. Sacher’s welcome research offers a clean, grass-roots standpoint at the political factors of the Civil warfare and confirms the dominant function neighborhood politics performed in antebellum Louisiana.

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Notwithstanding antebellum Louisiana shared the remainder of the South’s dedication to slavery and cotton, the presence of a considerable sugarcane undefined, huge Creole and Catholic populations, a number of international and northerly immigrants, and the tremendous urban of latest Orleans made it possibly the main unsouthern of southern states.

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