Johnson, Reinhard O.

The Liberty Party, 1840-1848 : Antislavery Third-Party Politics in the United States - Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2009. - 1 online resource (1009 p.) - eBooks on Demand Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World . - Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World .

Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Liberty Party, 1840-1848; 1 The Formation of the Liberty Party; 2 The Liberty Party Takes Shape: Early Development and the Election of 1844; 3 A Period of Uncertainty and Confusion, 1845-1846; 4 The Move to Free Soil, 1847-1848; 5 New England; 6 The Middle States; 7 The Old Northwest; 8 The Liberty Party Appeal; 9 African Americans and the Liberty Party; 10 The Liberty Party Membership; 11 The Garrisonians, the Liberty Party, and the Abolition Movement in the 1840s; Afterword Appendix A. Votes in Major Statewide Races, 1840-1848Appendix B. Banner Liberty Counties, 1844; Appendix C. National Liberty Party Platform, 1844; Appendix D. Liberty Membership; Notes; Index

In early 1840, abolitionists founded the Liberty Party as a political outlet for their antislavery beliefs. A mere eight years later, bolstered by the increasing slavery debate and growing sectional conflict, the party had grown to challenge the two mainstream political factions in many areas. In The Liberty Party, 1840-1848, Reinhard O. Johnson provides the first comprehensive history of this short-lived but important third party, detailing how it helped to bring the antislavery movement to the forefront of American politics and became the central institutional vehicle in the fight against th

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Antislavery movements - United States - History - 19th century.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Liberty Party (U.S. : 1840-1848).
Liberty Party (U.S.: 1840-1848).

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