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Liberty Men and the Creation of an Anti–Slave Power Coalition, 1846–1849

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter demonstrates how Liberty Party coalitionists like Gamaliel Bailey, Salmon Chase, and Henry B. Stanton paved the way for a broadened anti-Slave Power coalition before and during the ... More


Free Soil Politics and the Twilight of the Second Party System, 1849–1853

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter highlights the role Free Soil Party politicians like Salmon Chase and John P. Hale played in heated debates over the Compromise of 1850 and then Free Soilers’ efforts to rouse opposition ... More


Antislavery Politics and the Problem of the Constitution

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Two traces the rise of the political antislavery movement. It shows how three pioneering leaders—Joshua Giddings, Salmon P. Chase, and Charles Sumner—continued the struggle to “denationalize” ... More


Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Corey M. Brooks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book tells the story of how abolitionist activists built the most transformative third-party movement in American history and set in motion changes that eventuated in the rise of the Republican ... More


The United States and the Revolutions of 1848

Timothy M. Roberts and Daniel W. Howe

in The Revolutions in Europe, 1848–1849: From Reform to Reaction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249978
eISBN:
9780191697852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249978.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1848, most Americans did not believe their own country needed the kind of revolution Continental Europe was having. Their reactions to the revolutions nevertheless reveal much about their own ... More


A Question of Slavery in the West

Adam Wesley Dean

in An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619910
eISBN:
9781469623139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619910.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes how Americans in the late 1700s to the mid-1800s connected land use with what people at the time called “republicanism.” Republicanism held that in order to have a small ... More


Development: Antiwar Culture and Political Antislavery, 1845–1848

Scott Gac

in Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111989
eISBN:
9780300138368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111989.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on how, although the antislavery movement made great strides after the Hutchinson Family Singers went to Europe, the infighting between political abolitionists and moral ... More


“Glorious Confusion in the Ranks”: The Free Soil Balance of Power, 1849

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This vignette describes the disruptive role the Free Soil Party played by controlling a balance of power in the closely divided 31st House of Representatives. In their refusal to vote for a ... More


Free Soil and the Rise of the Republican Party

Adam Wesley Dean

in An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619910
eISBN:
9781469623139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619910.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter covers the rise of the Free-Soil and Republican Parties in the 1850s. While historians have given much scholarly attention to the ideology of the Republicans, citing their promotion of ... More


Introduction

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This introduction establishes the book’s argument about the transformative influence of antislavery third-party politics, as practiced first by the abolitionist Liberty Party and then by the Free ... More


Free Democrats to the Republicans: Radical Spiritualists and the Antislavery Insurgency

Mark A. Lause

in Free Spirits: Spiritualism, Republicanism, and Radicalism in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040306
eISBN:
9780252098567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040306.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter shows that spiritualism gained its first strong foothold in Washington and began to flourish when Martin Van Buren and kindred politicians trailed back into their Free Soil Party, ... More


Harvard President and Semi-Private Citizen

Matthew Mason

in Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628608
eISBN:
9781469628622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter begins with Everett’s return to the U.S. and service as president of Harvard College, and follows his thoughts and actions relative to slavery, race, reform, and the Union through 1852. ... More


Conclusion

Corey M. Brooks

in Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.003.0014
Subject:
History, Political History

This conclusion summarizes key arguments from the main narrative of the book, emphasizing the success political abolitionists achieved in promoting and expanding anti-Slave Power politics across the ... More


Alienation

Bridget Ford

in Bonds of Union: "Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626222
eISBN:
9781469628028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626222.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

By 1860, this chapter argues, white Ohioans and Kentuckians had articulated starkly different purposes for their religious organizations and laws. With Cincinnatians sometimes at the forefront and at ... More


Shooting Star in Washington: Secretary of State and Senator

Matthew Mason

in Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628608
eISBN:
9781469628622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter covers Everett’s time as Daniel Webster’s replacement in the State Department and his brief service as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. It shows that 1852 and most of 1853 were a time of ... More


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