That year, as Blumenthal pointedly notes, both the Democrat and Whig
platforms endorsed the Fugitive Slave Act, effectively disenfranchising the many Northerners opposed to it.
10) The vast majority were defined by their opposition to exclusion, which was characterized by attempts by the Whig
party to remove Charles's Catholic brother, James, Duke of York from the succession, and their desire to protect the Church of England.
But the old order, in yielding place to new, did not entirely disappear, and Tombs suggests that it was the very persistence, in Reformed, Whig
England, of the older cultural strain--it might be called the Tory strain--that kept the country from becoming Dickens's Coketown writ large.
women, associated with an anti-clerical movement often thought of as secularist, produced writings devoted not only to the cause of the Revolution, but also to the "political and religious developments that accompanied it" (147).
Henry Care, a prominent Whig
, included a section on grand juries in his
And, despite the Whig
fears of calamity, the sky did not fall.
Butterfield is spot-on when he warns against any narrative that "is telescoped into a whig
version of abridged history":
At the other end of the spectrum, Fitzwilliam Darcy's Derbyshire, financially stimulated by the Industrial Revolution, was one of the richest counties in the nation and a Whig
In terms of party labels, Malthus must be firmly placed in the Whig
camp though at a time when the Whigs
were divided into a number of factions, and alliances were fluid, this is not a particularly enlightening ascription.
The term 'whig
history' was first coined by Herbert Butterfield in his book The Whig
Interpretation of History in 1931.
Moyn's rejection of a whig
history helps elucidate the tensions between law and human rights and provides an important scholarly service to students of the history of human rights and international law.
The next section provides the evidence for my skepticism by offering an account of Lord Hardwicke's Marriage Act of 1753, so named after its chief architect and sponsor, Lord Chancellor Hardwicke, the period's most prominent Court Whig
statesman and proponent of natural law.
Their vehicle, the Free Soil Party, ran the former Jacksonian Martin Van Buren of New York for president against the candidates of the national Democratic and Whig
Parties on a platform that barred the extension of slavery to the territorial spoils of a recent war with Mexico.
Tory, as you know, comes from the Irish to pursue, and Whig
comes from the Lowlands term '"Whiggamore'", which in turn derived from '"whig
-a-mare'", a dialect term for driving a horse forward.
But he was considered deeply untrustworthy and his hatred of his father led him to ally himself with the Whig
opposition in Parliament.