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The Resource Liberty power : antislavery third parties and the transformation of American politics, Corey M. Brooks

Liberty power : antislavery third parties and the transformation of American politics, Corey M. Brooks

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Liberty power : antislavery third parties and the transformation of American politics
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Liberty power
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antislavery third parties and the transformation of American politics
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Corey M. Brooks
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eng
Summary
Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party was the first party built on opposition to slavery to win on the national stage--but its victory was rooted in the earlier efforts of underappreciated antislavery third parties. Liberty Power tells the story of how abolitionist activists built the most transformative third-party movement in American history and effectively reshaped political structures in the decades leading up to the Civil War. As Cory M. Brooks explains, abolitionist trail-blazers who organized first the Liberty Party and later the more moderate Free Soil Party confronted formidable opposition from a two-party system expressly constructed to suppress disputes over slavery. Identifying the Whigs and Democrats as the mainstays of the southern Slave Power's national supremacy, savvy abolitionists insisted that only a party independent of slaveholder influence could wrest the federal government from its grip. A series of shrewd electoral, lobbying, and legislative tactics enabled these antislavery third parties to wield influence far beyond their numbers. In the process, these parties transformed the national political debate and laid the groundwork for the success of the Republican Party and the end of American slavery. -- Provided by the publisher
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ICU/DLC
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Brooks, Corey M
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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American beginnings, 1500-1900
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  • Liberty Party (U.S. : 1840-1848)
  • Free Soil Party (U.S.)
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Free Soil Party (U.S.)
  • Liberty Party (U.S. : 1840-1848)
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Antislavery movements
  • Third parties (United States politics)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Slavery
  • Antislavery movements
  • Politics and government
  • Slavery
  • Third parties (United States politics)
  • War
  • United States
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Liberty power : antislavery third parties and the transformation of American politics, Corey M. Brooks
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780226307282
Lccn
2015018766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025727784
System control number
(OCoLC)907206184
Label
Liberty power : antislavery third parties and the transformation of American politics, Corey M. Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780226307282
Lccn
2015018766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025727784
System control number
(OCoLC)907206184

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