1848 · np
This document mocks Van Buren's alleged transformation, from leader of the national Democratic Party to Free Soil antislavery candidate for President in 1848. Until rejected by the Democrats, and seduced by the allurements of the presidency, Van Buren had been the mouthpiece of extremist pro-slavery Southerners. His convenient turnabout is mere hypocrisy.
Free Soil material is significant because it presages the dissolution of the Democratic Party and then the Union.
Wise & Cronin 65. LCP 5117. Not in Sabin, Miles, Dumond, Work. (Inventory #: 34381)