1846 · [Boston
The Liberty Party, the first to campaign nationally for emancipation of the slaves and the precursor to the Free Soil and Republican Parties, opposes the Mexican War and President Polk's deceitful and unilateral acts that initiated it. The Democratic Party has caused the War "by its shameless servility to the Slave Power."
Widespread disgust with both political parties-- Democrats and Whigs-- renders this an auspicious time for the Liberty Party's success. "Let us resolve not to leave our children the fearful inheritance of slavery, aggravated as it must be if our present enterprise fails."
FIRST EDITION. OCLC 64756308 [3- AAS, NYHS, Cornell] as of February 2019. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Dumond, Work, LCP, Blockson. (Inventory #: 35637)