The Free Soil Party was a single-issue party made up of former anti-slavery members of the Whig Party and the Democratic Party. Martin Van Buren was nominated by the Free Soil Party for president in 1848, but lost to Zachary Taylor of the Whig Party. It opposed slavery in new territories and worked to revoke laws that discriminated against freed African Americans. The premise of the party was that slavery inhibited social mobility and undermined the dignity of labor so it was fundamentally undemocratic. Party members believed slavery should be contained and that it was economically inefficient and would eventually disappear. By 1854 members of the Free Soil Party had been absorbed into the Republican Party.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.