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History Matters: The political parties you may not know

A bust portrait of a young man representing the nativist ideal of the Know Nothing party.
Sarony & Co., lithographer
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Uncle Sam's youngest son, Citizen Know Nothing
Dr. Gary Joiner
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LSU Shreveport
Dr. Gary Joiner

Airs Tuesday, August 2, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner looks at the history of political parties which you may have never heard of.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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Gary Joiner is a cartographer and an associate professor of history at LSU in Shreveport. He is the author or editor of 12 books including “Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862,” “One Damn Blunder From Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign in 1864,” “Through the Howling Wilderness: The Red River Campaign and Union Failure in 1864,” “Red River Steamboats,” and “Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: Mississippi Squadron.”