Read about the historical period when Louisiana was dominated by the “Bourbons,” white, anti-Reconstruction Democrats who reasserted power in the late 19th century through the rise of Populism and the coming of the First World War to Louisiana. Thereafter, answer the following questions in essay form:
1. How did the Bourbons maintain power in Louisiana? What tactics and strategies did they employ?
2. Explain how the murder of Chief Hennessey underscored racial and ethnic divisions in New Orleans and Louisiana.
3. What is Populism and what tactics and strategies did Populists use to appeal to voters?