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A Perfect War of Politics: Parties, Politicians, and Democracy in Louisiana, 1824--1861

A Perfect War of Politics: Parties, Politicians, and Democracy in Louisiana, 1824--1861

by John M. Sacher

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Overview

Though antebellum Louisiana shared the rest of the South's commitment to slavery and cotton, the presence of a substantial sugarcane industry, large Creole and Catholic populations, numerous foreign and northern immigrants, and the immense city of New Orleans made it perhaps the most unsouthern of southern states. John M. Sacher's A Perfect War of Politics explores why Louisiana joined its neighbors in seceding from the Union in early 1861 and offers the first comprehensive study of the state's antebellum political parties and their interaction with the electorate. Sacher shows that, although civic participation expanded beyond the elite from 1824 to 1861, Louisiana remained a "white men's democracy." Ultimately, he explains, an obsession with defending white men's liberty led Louisiana's politicians to support secession. Sacher's welcome study provides a fresh, grass-roots perspective on the political causes of the Civil War and confirms the dominant role regional politics played in antebellum Louisiana.



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ISBN-13: 9780807152423
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

John M. Sacher is an assistant professor of history at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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