Raynors HCA 2017-02
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/23/2017
Broadside, 8” x 13,” "The Portland Inquirer - Extra, To Free Soil Men of Maine, Who Do Not Take The Portland Inquirer”, Portland, nd, circa 1848. Set up in two columns, the broadside solicits support for Free Soil Party. Founded in Buffalo, New York, it was a third party and a single-issue party that largely appealed to and drew its greatest strength from New York State. The party leadership consisted of anti-slavery former members of the Whig Party and the Democratic Party. Its main purpose was to oppose the expansion of slavery into the western territories, arguing that free men on free soil comprised a morally and economically superior system to slavery. It nominated Martin Van Buren for the presidency in 1848 and John P. Hale for the presidency in 1852.
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