Democratic Party Machine Politics in the 1850s

An 1854 soap advertisement capitalizes on the brief popularity of the anti-immigrant Know Nothing Party. (Image no. cph 3g05004 courtesy Library of Congress)

An 1854 soap advertisement capitalizes on the brief popularity of the anti-immigrant Know Nothing Party. (Image no. cph 3g05004 courtesy Library of Congress)

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