Notes-Antebellum Reform Anti-Slavery Thought 11-09

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Antebellum Reform: Anti-Slavery Thought 11/9/2010 1. Free Soil Ideology a. Idea leads to Civil War, becomes organized thought in 1840s b. US was acquiring new land would these new lands have slavery or not? c. Free Soilers do not oppose the expansion of slavery because of the slaves but they do not want slavery to go into these Western lands because of the threat it poses to them c.i. Men believe that slavery stigmatizes labor (slavery gives labor a bad name degraded do agricultural labor), will discourage white settlers from moving west because labor won’t have value c.ii. How can white settlers compete for wages, etc. c.iii. Slavery degrades honest white labor and puts white laborers at a severe economic disadvantage d. Victim: common white man, have to protect himself e. Free Soil Ideology is largely anti-slavery and anti-black at the same time free soil for white men f. Republican Party (1854) organizes around Free Soil Ideology f.i. “Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men” free white men 2. Abolitionism a. Approaches we might consider to be conservative or radical b. American Colonization Society (1816) b.i. Antislavery organization, supported by much of political elite (Henry Clay, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson) b.ii. Simply get rid of the problem slaves b.ii.1.
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