Free-Soilism
noun see free-soil

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Free-soilism — Free soil Free soil , a. 1. Pertaining to, or advocating, the non extension of slavery; esp. applied to a party which was active during the period 1846 1856. [U.S.] [WordNet 1.5] 2. Pertaining to territory where slavery was prohibited. [U.S.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • free-soilism — free soil·ism …   English syllables

  • free-soilism — ˌlizəm noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized F&S Etymology: free soil + ism : the advocacy of free soil …   Useful english dictionary

  • free-soil — free soilism, n. /free soyl /, adj. U.S. Hist. 1. pertaining to or opposing the extension of slavery in the Territories. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of the Free Soil party. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • free-soil — adjective where slavery was prohibited a free soil state • Syn: ↑slaveless, ↑non slave • Similar to: ↑free * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: fre …   Useful english dictionary

  • free-soil — adjective Date: 1846 1. characterized by free soil < free soil states > 2. capitalized F&S opposing the extension of slavery into United States territories and the admission of slave states into the Union prior to the Civil War; specifically of,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Origins of the American Civil War — For events following South Carolina s declaration of secession from the Union, see Battle of Fort Sumter and American Civil War. The Battle of Fort Sumter was the first stage in a conflict that had been brewing for decades. The main explanation… …   Wikipedia

  • Benjamin Franklin Stringfellow — (September 3, 1816 April 26, 1891) was a Missouri Attorney General, a high ranking border ruffian and one of the organizers of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.Early lifeHe was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He attended the… …   Wikipedia

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