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

By John M. Sacher

even though 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 giant urban of recent Orleans made it probably the main unsouthern of southern states. John M. Sacher’s an ideal warfare of Politics explores why Louisiana joined its buddies in seceding from the Union in early 1861 and provides the 1st accomplished research of the state's antebellum political events and their interplay with the citizens. Sacher indicates that, even though civic participation extended past the elite from 1824 to 1861, Louisiana remained a “white men's democracy.” finally, he explains, an obsession with protecting white men's liberty led Louisiana’s politicians to help secession. Sacher’s welcome examine presents a clean, grass-roots standpoint at the political explanations of the Civil conflict and confirms the dominant function local politics performed in antebellum Louisiana.

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