Free soil, free labor, free men: the ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War.


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. Now with a new introduction, Eric Foner puts his argument into the context of contemporary scholarship, reassessing the concept of free labor in ...

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Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War
1971, Oxford University Press, USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780195013528

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