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Know-Nothing Party:

UNITED STATES SENATORIAL QUESTION. SPEECHES DELIVERED IN THE ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK, BY THE HONORABLES MESSRS. C.C. LEIGH...AND OTHERS, IN EXPOSITION OF THE OATHS, OBLIGATIONS AND RITUALS OF THE KNOW-NOTHINGS, DURING THE DEBATE ON THE UNITED STATES SENATORIAL QUESTION, FEBRUARY 1, 2, 3, 5 AND 6, 1855.

Weed, Parsons & Co.mpany, Printers, Albany: 1855 62 [i.e., 60], [3 blanks], [1 publ. advt.] pp. Disbound, printed in double columns. Occasional light foxing, Good+ to Very Good. The disintegration of the Whig Party in the mid-1850's led Senator William Seward into the new Republican Party. Competing with Republicans was the nativist American, or Know-Nothing Party. Opposed to immigrants, particularly Roman Catholics, its support was sufficiently strong to field a credible presidential candidate in 1856, former President Millard Fillmore. Seward's move to the Republicans caused much fluidity in New York politics, with Know-Nothings attempting without success to defeat his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. This pamphlet collects speeches on the floor of the New York Assembly during the debate on Seward's return to the Senate. They expose the dangers and secret rituals of the Know-Nothings. Sabin 38147.


Book Id: 22540

Price: $125.00

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