nothingism

nothingism

(ˈnʌθɪŋˌɪzəm)
n
archaic a trivial thing or matter
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His great allies are Hypocrisy, Sanctity, Habit, Fanaticism and NOTHINGISM.
The San Bernardino Weekly Times carried an article in 1875, titled "Know Nothingism Revived" although few additional mentions appear until the mid-1880s (Issac 1875).
Southern Know Nothingism was but a phase of that opposition.
See also Michael E Holt, "The Politics of Impatience: The Origins of Know Nothingism," Journal of American History 60, no.
26) The economic and electoral reforms enacted by this session of the legislature would set off a chain of reaction and counter-reaction, leading first to the emergence of Know Nothingism, and then to the end of Whiggery itself.
Farrell's novel is also a reminder, if any were needed, that the exiles of the most distressful nation, who confronted not only nativist violence that Know Nothingism sanctioned but also economic discrimination ("No Irish Need Apply"), did not become champions of universal human rights.
The decade of the 1890s witnessed the resurgence of the debate on immigration, quiescent since the Know Nothingism of the 1850s.
And, once again, Hahn has trotted out his benevolence and know- nothingism as his defense.
4) Others acknowledge the ethnocultural dimension of Know Nothingism, but are also impressed by its antiparty and reform tendencies.
In purely political terms, Know Nothingism was indeed a fissiparous movement.
The issues and concerns at the heart of Know Nothingism in Amesbury and Salisbury, furthermore, resonated far beyond these two towns.
Know Nothingism died and the church grew and prospered.