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Free soil, free labor, free men

the ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War.

by Eric Foner

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Published by Oxford University Press in London, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ),
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1861.,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesA Galaxy book 342
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE436 .F6 1971
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 353 p.
      Number of Pages353
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4892868M
      LC Control Number76025714

      Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. Actually, by the time the Civil War was initiated, half the workers in the North were wage-earners, not independent workers. Throughout the book, his thesis was backed up with specific evidence and was logical for the reader to follow even without extensive background knowledge of the Civil War. Eloquent and influential, it shows how this ideology provided the moral consensus which allowed the North, for the first time in history, to mobilize an entire society in modern warfare. Through a careful analysis of the attitudes of leading factions in the party's formation northern Whigs, former Democrats, and political abolitionists Foner is able to show what each contributed to Republican ideology.

      Van Buren endorsed the position that slavery should be excluded from the territories acquired from Mexico, further declaring his belief that slavery was inconsistent with the "principles of the Revolution ". Actually, by the time the Civil War was initiated, half the workers in the North were wage-earners, not independent workers. Charles Sumner won election to the 32nd Congressbut Free Soilers lost a net of five seats in the and House of Representatives elections. Foner revels in original and secondary material, and does a good job, but there is so much in the book that is not very absorbing.

      Eloquent and influential, it shows how this ideology provided the moral consensus which allowed the North, for the first time in history, to mobilize an entire society in modern warfare. Hale joined with anti-slavery Whigs and the Liberty Party to found a new party in New Hampshire, and he won election to the Senate in early Based on prodigious research, Eric Foner's superb new book is more than a study of the early Republican party's ideology. By Eric Foner.


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Free soil, free labor, free men book

CWT Book Review: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men

A committee chaired by David Wilmot produced a platform that denounced slavery, the Kansas—Nebraska Act, and the Pierce administration. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men is an indispensable book about the coming of the Civil War, and it serves as a powerful reminder that the motivations of historical figures are complex and often contradictory.

Eloquent and influential, it shows how this ideology provided the moral consensus which allowed the North, for the first time in history, to mobilize an entire society in modern free men book. At the heart of the controversy over the extension of slavery, he argues, is the issue Free soil whether the northern or southern form of society would take root in the West, whose development would determine the nation's destiny.

Access options available:. Buy at Local Store Enter your zip code below to purchase from an indie close to you. I had to do some supplementary reading on a few topics to keep my head from spinning. Because moderates leaned toward the radical position in the 's, antislavery was central to Republicanism, but that sentiment, he correctly insists, was broader than moral outrage, racist hostility to the spread of Negroes, CIVIL WAR HISTORY jealousy of southern political power, or any other single theme which other historians have found at the core of Republicanism.

And this did not account for women and blacks, who had little freedom in choosing what work they did. Publication Date: April 20, List Price: The South particularly threatened northern society because an aggressive Slave Power controlled its politics, blocked majority rule in the nation, and, most importantlywas determined to use the federal government to extend slavery westward and thus prevent the spread of the North's free labor system.

One of these groups met in Ripon, Wisconsinand agreed to establish a new party known as the Republican Party in the event that the Kansas—Nebraska Act passed. In his new introductory essay, Foner presents a greatly altered view of the subject. To do so is not to argue that the North was superior to the South.

Before reading this book, I was largely unaware of the disparate elements that came together to form the Republican party prior to the Civil War, and the complex maneuverings on major issues that had to be done in order to create one party out of these groups with their different interests, emphases, and views regarding the future of the nation.

Free Soil Party

A key work in establishing political ideology as a major concern of modern American historians, it remains the only full-scale evaluation of the ideas of the early Republican party.

In his new introductory essay, Foner presents a greatly altered view of the subject. Now with a new introduction, Eric Foner puts his argument into the context of contemporary scholarship, reassessing the concept of free labor in the light of the last twenty-five years of writing on such issues as work, gender, economic change, and political thought.

A key work in establishing political ideology as a major concern of modern American historians, it remains the only full-scale evaluation of the ideas of the early Republican party. This was the ideology that permeated the North in the period directly before the Civil War, led to the election of Abraham Lincoln, and led, almost immediately, to the Civil War itself.

Republicans viewed southern society based on slavery as the antithesis of everything they valued. A significant reevaluation of the causes of the Civil War, Foner's study looks beyond the North's opposition to slavery and its emphasis upon preserving the Union to determine the broader grounds of its willingness to undertake a war against the South in Nov 04,  · Free soil, free labor, free men: the ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War Internet Archive Language English.

Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print sylvaindez.com: Since its publication twenty-five years ago, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men has been recognized as a classic, an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the causes of the American Civil War.

A key work in establishing political ideology as a major concern of modern American historians, it remains the only full-scale evaluation of the ideas of the early Republican party.1/5(1). Aug 17,  · Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War (Book): Foner, Eric: Since its publication twenty-five years ago, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men has been recognized as a classic, an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the causes of the American Civil War.

A key work in establishing political ideology as a major concern of modern. sylvaindez.com: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War: A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.

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has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace5/5(1). () In Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War, the first of Eric Foner's many influential books, he examines the two decades running up to the presidential election by taking a close look at the ideology of the Republican Party/5(23).

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