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The Know Nothings in Louisiana

By Marius M. Carriere
University Press of Mississippi
208 pages

“No other Deep South states in the 1850s had so powerful a Know Nothing outburst as did Louisiana. Hence Marius Carriere’s solidly researched and deftly analyzed study of the movement there is a most welcome addition to the literature on antebellum politics.”

-Michael F. Holt