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Sectionalism  n.  A disproportionate regard for the interests peculiar to a section of the country; local patriotism, as distinguished from national. (U. S.)

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"Sectionalism" Quotes from Famous Books

... to be at as great a distance as possible from the throne. The young Filipinos studying in Spain came from different parts of the islands, and by their association there in a foreign land were learning to forget their narrow sectionalism; hence the way was being prepared for some concerted action. Thus, aided and encouraged by the anti-clerical Spaniards in the mother country, there was growing up a new generation of native leaders, who looked toward something better than the ...
— The Social Cancer - A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere • Jose Rizal

... Bristow. He was a great favorite in his own State. He was a man of spotless integrity and great ability. He had been a Union soldier. He was from Kentucky, and his selection as a candidate would remove the charge of sectionalism from the Republican Party, and tend to give it strength with the white people of the South. He had made an admirable Attorney-General, and an admirable Secretary of the Treasury. He had been appointed to the Cabinet by Grant. He had not been long enough in public service to ...
— Autobiography of Seventy Years, Vol. 1-2 • George Hoar

... it seems to me, when in this matter we should rise above party or race or sectionalism into the region of duty of man to man, of citizen to citizen, of Christian to Christian; and if the Negro, who has been oppressed and denied his rights in a Christian land, can help the whites of the North and South ...
— The Future of the American Negro • Booker T. Washington

Words linked to "Sectionalism" :   localism, partisanship

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