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The Liberty Party, 1840-1848 : Antislavery Third-Party Politics in the United States

By: Johnson, Reinhard O.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World: Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (1009 p.).ISBN: 9780807142639.Subject(s): 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)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Liberty Party, 1840-1848 : Antislavery Third-Party Politics in the United StatesDDC classification: 324.2732 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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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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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<p>Reinhard O. Johnson lives on Michigan's Upper Peninsula and is currently developing a project on antislavery politics in New York, 1848--1860, and working on a biography of nineteenth-century writer and reformer Richard Hildreth.</p>

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