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, a number of international and northerly immigrants, and the great urban of latest Orleans made it might be the main unsouthern of southern states. John M. Sacher's an ideal conflict of Politics explores why Louisiana joined its pals in seceding from the Union in early 1861 and provides the 1st finished research of the state's antebellum political events and their interplay with the voters. Sacher exhibits that, even supposing 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 help secession. Sacher's welcome examine offers a clean, grass-roots viewpoint at the political reasons of the Civil warfare 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