By Norman D. Brown
Raised lower than the “Ancient regular of Federalism,” Edward Stanly was once a southern nationalist in the course of a time of renowned nullification and secession doctrines. Edward Stanly: Whiggery’s Tarheel Conqueror is an extraordinary biography of Stanly’s existence, and recounts his fiery and arguable emergence within the Whig social gathering of North Carolina within the Nineteen Thirties, his function as a champion of Whiggery within the usa apartment of Representatives 1837-1843 and 1849-1853, his candidacy for governor of California in 1857, his appointment by way of President Abraham Lincoln as an army governor of North Carolina in 1862, and his help of President Anrew Johnson’s Reconstruction coverage. Brown’s writing successfully illuminates numerous vital old facets of Stanly’s lifetime, together with the debates over secession and nullification that preceded the yankee Civil battle, the struggle itself, and Reconstruction.
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And Wright Stanly (John's cousin) were all living in New Bern at the same time, competing with one another in the courtroom. 74 On the square beyond the Presbyterian church, which stood opposite the Stanly house and law office on New Street, was the square, two storied brick New Bern Academy building, erected in 1806. '" Edward Stanly attended the Academy, and in the examinations, he and Charles Shepard, later a political rival, were among the first and about equal in scholarship. Examinations were rigorous and the discipline strict.
Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. -He is too metaphysical for me, he sees too far and too much for a man of common sense to comprehend him-I cannot go with him, his South Carolina friends will not support him-only part of them. Stanly thought it was ridiculous to hear men talk of the "divorce of Bank and State" while they were willing to place the whole money of the country under the President's entire control.
18 The state elections in August, 1836, resulted in a victory for the Whig gubernatorial candidate, Edward B. , and the election of a WhigSenate. But the national election was a different story. There was really only one issue in the presidential electionAndrew Jackson. His name, and the exertions of the Democratic organization headed by Macon, carried the day for Martin Van Buren by a popular majority of 9,240 votes. ,,19 Not until 1852 would the Democrats again carry the state in a presidential election.
Edward Stanly: Whiggery's Tarheel ''Conqueror'' (Southern historical publications) by Norman D. Brown