Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854 / Edition 1

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Overview

Tracing the rise of antislavery free-soil politics among Jacksonian Democrats in the 1830s and 1840s, Jonathan Earle argues that previous scholars have distorted the history of both the Jacksonians and the antislavery movement by neglecting the growing number of northern Democrats who decided to oppose slavery and its expansion.

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"Deeply researched, lucidly written, clearly and provocatively argued, and packed with new information."
Civil War History Journal

"Provides fresh readings of new or underused evidence to make the case that Democratic free soilers were an essential part of the coalition that helped root out slavery in North America."
Historical New Hampshire

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807855553
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 10/25/2004
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan H. Earle is associate professor of history at the University of Kansas and author of the Routledge Atlas of African American History.

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