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John M. Sacher

John M. Sacher, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. from Louisiana State University (1999)

Research Interests

Civil War, US South, 19th Century Politics

Recent Research Activities

John M. Sacher's research focuses on politics and society in the nineteenth-century South, particularly during the Civil War era. His book, A Perfect War of Politics: Parties, Politicians, and Democracy in Louisiana, 1824-1861, examines antebellum politics and secession in Louisiana. He is currently working on a book on conscription in the Confederacy. This study will use conscription as a lens to view both Confederate identity and the internal strains within the South during the Civil War.

Selected Publications

Books

  • A Perfect War of Politics: Parties, Politicians, and Democracy in Louisiana, 1824-1861. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003). Winner of the 2003 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize for best book on Louisiana History.

Articles/Essays

  • “The Loyal Draft Dodger? A Reexamination of Confederate Substitution,” Civil War History, (June 2011), 153-178.
  • “’Our Interest and Destiny are the Same’: Governor Thomas O. Moore and Confederate Identity,” Louisiana History (Summer: 2008), 261-286.
  • "'A Very Disagreeable Business': Confederate Conscription in Louisiana," Civil War History (June 2007) vol. LIII, no. 2, pp. 141-169.
  • "'The Ladies are Moving Everywhere': Louisiana Women and Antebellum Politics," Louisiana History 42 (Fall 2001), 439-57. Winner of the Presidents Memorial Award for Best Article in Louisiana History, 2001
  • "The Sudden Collapse of the Louisiana Whig Party," Journal of Southern History 65 (May 1999), 221-48. Included in Carolyn De Latte, ed., Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History, Volume 4, Antebellum Louisiana, 1830-1860, Part B: Politics (Center for Louisiana Studies,2004), 260-81.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • “The Elections of 1824 and 1828 and the Birth of Modern Politics,” in Sean P. Adams, ed., A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jackson (Blackwell-Wiley, 2012)

Awards

  • Winner of the 2003 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize for best book on Louisiana History.

Courses

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80889 AMH2010 U.S. History: 1492-1877 Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Unavailable
No Description Available
81875 AMH4170 Civil War and Reconstruction Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Spring 2017.

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80435 AMH2010 U.S. History: 1492-1877 Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Unavailable
No Description Available
81658 AMH4170 Civil War and Reconstruction Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18877 AMH5169 Colloquium in Age of Jackson Face2Face M 6:00PM - 8:50PM Unavailable
No Description Available

Updated: Dec 15, 2016