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

By John M. Sacher

although 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 overseas and northern immigrants, and the vast urban of recent Orleans made it maybe the main unsouthern of southern states. John M. Sacher’s an ideal conflict of Politics explores why Louisiana joined its acquaintances in seceding from the Union in early 1861 and gives the 1st accomplished learn of the state's antebellum political events and their interplay with the citizens. Sacher exhibits that, even if civic participation improved 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 help secession. Sacher’s welcome examine offers a clean, grass-roots viewpoint at the political factors of the Civil struggle and confirms the dominant position nearby politics performed in antebellum Louisiana.

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