excessive regard for sectional or local interests; regional or local spirit, prejudice, etc.

1850–55, Americanism; sectional + -ism

sectionalist, noun Unabridged
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sectionalism (ˈsɛkʃənəˌlɪzəm)
excessive or narrow-minded concern for local or regional interests as opposed to the interests of the whole
n, —adj

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Then he provoked hisses and cheers by advocating sectionalism.
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