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Carlson, A. Cheree – 1988
The Know-Nothing party of the 1850s was the first nativist party in American politics to gain importance and serves as an exemplar of how cultural nativism may be captured and turned toward political goals. The resurgence of nativist sentiment in the Know-Nothing era provides an excellent example of a rhetorical situation which seriously…
Descriptors: Catholics, Discourse Analysis, Immigrants, Patriotism