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Nativism and Slavery: The Northern Know Nothings and the Politics of the 1850s

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Politicians have used immigrants as scapegoats for the nation's problems throughout American history. No group achieved more success with this tactic than the Know Nothing Party, which directed its attacks primarily against Catholic immigrants. Within a year of its appearance in 1854, the party had elected eight governors, over one hundred members of Congress, and ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 1st 1992 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1992)
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