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Review: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War

User Review  - Joseph Stieb - Goodreads

This is an absolutely crucial book for understanding the causes of the Civil War and antebellum politics in general. Foner blends together the many roots of the Republican Party and shows how ... Read full review

Review: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War

User Review  - Josh Liller - Goodreads

This was assigned reading for my Civil War university class. This book is a somewhat interesting, but not fun. This is the second book I have read by Foner (after "Reconstruction") and I found them ... Read full review

Review: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War

User Review  - Joshua - Goodreads

An outstanding book by Eric Foner that clearly and logically spells out slavery as the primary cause of the Civil War and the lowest common denominator uniting diverse Republicans during the 1850s ... Read full review

Review: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War

User Review  - Colleen Browne - Goodreads

Foner is undoubtedly one of the finest historians working today. The history and ideological basis of the Republican Party in the 19th Century are explained in a manner that is both readable and thorough. It is essential reading for understanding the causes of the Civil War. Read full review

Review: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War

User Review  - Michael Neiberg - Goodreads

Actually I was rereading it, my old copy from my undergrad days, in fact. It's as brilliant as I remember it from 1989. Read full review

Review: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War

User Review  - Mike Hankins - Goodreads

Popular culture today often harbors severe oversimplifications of the antebellum period and the Civil War. Many tend to view the North as a united front of strictly anti-slavery “good guys” in ... Read full review

Review: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War

User Review  - Aaron Arnold - Goodreads

All the more impressive for having been initially released as a PhD dissertation, this is one of the most comprehensive and insightful treatments of a specific ideology that I've read. While it ... Read full review

Review: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War

User Review  - Sean Chick - Goodreads

A well researched and argued book, written with clarity, but not flair. Foner really does live up to his reputation. Read full review

Review: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War

User Review  - David Withun - Goodreads

This is the best intellectual history of the Antebellum period that I have yet read. Foner does a wonderful job of examining the emergent ideology of both the Republican Party, which would become the ... Read full review

Review: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War

User Review  - Ja - Goodreads

Foner=solid. Read full review


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