Free Soilism

Related to Free Soilism: Free Soil Party

Free Soilism

the principles of the Free Soil party (1846-56), which opposed the extension of slavery into any new territories of the United States. — Free Soiler, n.
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Free Soilism did a better job, marshaling urban radicals, along with temperance reformers, country Democrats, and anti-Whigs malcontents.
But Saxton passes too quickly over George Henry Evans, newspaperman and veritable father of Free Soilism, who insisted the West was big enough for all races and who wrote furious polemical defenses of Nat Turner's uprising.