By John M. Sacher
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, various international and northern immigrants, and the large urban of recent Orleans made it might be the main unsouthern of southern states. John M. Sacher's an ideal battle of Politics explores why Louisiana joined its buddies in seceding from the Union in early 1861 and gives the 1st complete examine of the state's antebellum political events and their interplay with the citizens. Sacher exhibits that, even if civic participation multiplied 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 learn offers a clean, grass-roots standpoint at the political motives of the Civil conflict and confirms the dominant function nearby politics performed in antebellum Louisiana.
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A Perfect War of Politics: Parties, Politicians, and Democracy in Louisiana, 1824--1861 by John M. Sacher