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Liberty Party

Liberty Party, antislavery political party founded in 1839 by James G. Birney and other abolitionists. In 1840 and 1844 Birney made unsuccessful runs for president. In 1848 the party united with other groups to form the Free Soil Party.

See also: Free Soil Party.

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