Definition of Liberty party
1. Noun. A former political party in the United States; formed in 1839 to oppose the practice of slavery; merged with the Free Soil Party in 1848.
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Literary usage of Liberty party
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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"After 1840 the attempt began in earnest to organize the liberty party thoroughly, ... Until then, neither Whigs nor Democrats had regarded the liberty party ..."
2. A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential by Horace Greeley, John Fitch Cleveland (1860)
"Resolved, That the liberty party has not been organized for any temporary purpose by interested politicians, but has arisen from among the people in ..."
3. The Liberty and Free Soil Parties in the Northwest: Toppan Prize Essay of 1896 by Theodore Clarke Smith (1897)
"Although in the years before 1840 the mass of j the people in the Northwest declined to follow the abolitionists, f and repudiated the liberty party, ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"Admitting the impregnable cxi-t ence of slavery in the states, the liberty party called for the repudiation by the Federal ..."
5. History of the United States of America Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1904)
"But the "liberty party," with its cannon for use which had recoiled so badly in 1844, had, months in advance of the great party conventions,§ put forward ..."
6. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"A national convention of the liberty party nominated »hn P. Hale, of New Hampshire, for President, and Leices- r King, of Ohio, for Vice-President. ..."
7. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"liberty party. — Differences therein. — Conventions at Port Byron and Macedon. ... National convention of the liberty party. — John P. Hale nominated. ..."
8. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... confirmed these nominations and took the name of the liberty party. The nominees refused to accept, but were voted for none-the-less, and received 7059 ..."