Party Over Section: The Rough and Ready Presidential Campaign of 1848(American Presidential Elections) by Joel H. Silbey

Posted by  on 09.07.2017

The presidential campaign of 1848 saw the first strong electoral challenge to the expansion of slavery in the United States; most historians consider the appearance of the Free Soil Party in that election a major turning point of the nineteenth century. The three-way race capped a decade of political turmoil that had raised the issue of slavery to unprecedented prominence

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