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WHAT DOES KNOW-NOTHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?
The Know Nothing movement was an American political movement that operated on a national basis during the mid-1850s. It promised to purify American politics by limiting or ending the influence of Irish Catholics and other immigrants, thus reflecting nativism and anti-Catholic sentiment. It was empowered by popular fears that the country was being overwhelmed by German and Irish Catholic immigrants, whom they saw as hostile to republican values and controlled by the Pope in Rome. Mainly active from 1854 to 1856, it strove to curb immigration and naturalization, but met with little success. Membership was limited to Protestant males. There were few prominent leaders, and the largely middle-class membership fragmented over the issue of slavery. The most prominent leaders were ex-President Millard Fillmore, Massachusetts Congressman Nathaniel P. Banks, and former congressman Lewis C. Levin.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KNOW-NOTHING» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KNOW-NOTHING»
Discover the use of know-nothing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to know-nothing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Marshall McLuhan: You KnowNothing of My Work!
Surveys the life and career of the social theorist best known for the quotation, "The medium is the message," who helped shape the culture of the 1960s and predicted the future of television and the rise of the Internet.
Douglas Coupland, 2010
Nativism and Slavery: The Northern Know Nothings and the ...
In this important book, however, Anbinder argues that the Know Nothings' phenomenal success was inextricably linked to the firm stance their northern members took against the extension of slavery.
Tyler Anbinder, 1992
A Know-Nothing Halloween
Four easily confused friends find their own way to celebrate Halloween.
Michele Sobel Spirn, 2001
You Don't Have to Be Buddhist to KnowNothing: An ...
Organized in short topical chapters from Knowing Nothing to the Joy of Unknowing and Nothing is Sacred, the verbal snapshots captured in this collection create a coherent work of insight, wisdom, humor and wonder.You Don't Have to Be ...
Topics About Which I KnowNothing
Scintillating, surprising, inventive fiction from one of the most talented writers in Britain – this is a superb collection of short stories from the acclaimed author of the Chaos Walking series and ‘More Than This’.
Patrick Ness, 2010
Are you a spiritual hitchhiker looking for a ride? If you are, grab your backpack and hop in. This book is pulling over for you.
Denise J. Wilson, 2012
The Natural Sciences KnowNothing of Evolution
Today in nearly all colleges, universities, high schools and elementary schools the theory of evolution is taught as scientific fact, a theory that states that creation evolved from a single accident.
A E Wilder-Smith, Word for Today, The, 1989
Of My Real Life I KnowNothing
Ten stories complete this collection of emotionally charged characters connected through a complex interweaving of repeated themes.
Ana María Moix, 2008
Troubled by the slavery that supports his father's plantation, Johnny Catlett, nonetheless, feels compelled to fight for the Confederacy
Mary Lee Settle, 1981
You Don't KnowNothing Miss
Children with special needs need special instruction, not only for their sakes but for the future of society. The 'maladjusted' usually have more stress than they can cope with.
Heather Lindsay, 2007
NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KNOW-NOTHING»
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Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley Tells Trump to Run for Know …
the Know-Nothing party was a nativist, anti-immigrant U.S. party that rallied for immigration restrictions, voting constraints that excluded ... «Latina, Jul 15»
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