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Free Soil Party


Famous Free Soilers

  • Charles Francis Adams
  • Salmon P. Chase
  • Charles Sumner, U.S. senator from Massachusetts
  • Oren B. Cheney, legislator from Maine, founder of Bates College
  • William Cullen Bryant
  • Walt Whitman


  • Blue, Frederick J. Salmon P. Chase: A Life in Politics. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press 1987. ISBN 9780873383400
  • Blue, Frederick J. The Free Soilers: Third Party Politics, 1848-54. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1973. ISBN 9780252003080
  • Earle, Jonathan Halperin. Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. ISBN 9780807828885
  • Foner, Eric. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 9780195013528
  • Mayfield, John. Rehearsal for Republicanism: Free Soil and the Politics of Antislavery. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1980. ISBN 9780804692533
  • Pierson, Michael D. Free hearts and Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. ISBN 9780807862667

External Links

All links retrieved May 10, 2017.

  • Free-Soil party - Infoplease.com
  • The West: Free Soil - PBS