Jonathan Earle


Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854
Jonathan Earle (NEH Fellow, 1999-00)

Taking our understanding of political antislavery into largely unexplored terrain, Jonathan H. Earle counters conventional wisdom and standard historical interpretations that view the ascendance of free-soil ideas within the antislavery movement as an explicit retreat from the goals of emancipation or even as an essentially proslavery ideology.