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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 variety of overseas and northern immigrants, and the substantial urban of latest Orleans made it maybe the main unsouthern of southern states. John M. Sacher’s an ideal struggle of Politics explores why Louisiana joined its acquaintances in seceding from the Union in early 1861 and gives the 1st finished learn of the state's antebellum political events and their interplay with the voters. Sacher exhibits that, even though civic participation accelerated 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 aid secession. Sacher’s welcome research presents a clean, grass-roots point of view at the political motives of the Civil struggle and confirms the dominant function local politics performed in antebellum Louisiana.

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