Free Soil Free Men Analysis

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The first source which will be evaluated in depth is Eric Foner’s book “Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War” which was published in oxford in 1995. The purpose of this book is to analyze the civil war and evaluate the ideas of the early Republican Party. The author talks about how “free soil, free labor, free men” did not really apply for most Americans, and especially not blacks. The slogan refers to the belief that slavery was undemocratic, and the territories without slavery (free soil, free labor, free men), were morally and economically superior.The origin of this source is valuable because Eric Foner has served as a professor of History in City College from 1973 to 1982. He has also
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