It’s August 9th. On this day in 1848, former President Martin Van Buren was nominated as the presidential nominee for the breakaway Free Soil Party. The party was short-lived, but influential, and partly responsible for the Republican party’s anti-slavery stance.
Jody and Niki discuss the FSP, MVB, and what conditions it takes for a viable third party to arise in American politics.
Find a transcript of this episode at: https://tinyurl.com/esoterichistory
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