TITLE

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES:THE RISE AND FALL OF THE KNOW-NOTHING PARTY IN ALABAMA

AUTHOR(S)
Frederick, Jeff
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Alabama Review;Jan2002, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the activities of the Know-Nothing party of Alabama in the 19th century. Party's link to nativism and anti-Catholicism; Threat posed to the traditional rule of the state's Democratic Party in the years before secession; Case study in the distinctiveness of the South; Illustration of the aggressive nature of American electoral politics; Anxieties about immigration and religious diversity in the early American republic.
ACCESSION #
5569301

 

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