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a member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England

a supporter of the American Revolution

a member of the Whig Party that existed in the United States before the American Civil War

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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.
Even Whig 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 stronghold.
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.