By David M. Gold
In interpreting Kent's profession as Maine's integral Whig, An Exemplary Whig unearths his regularly conservative Whig outlook, together with an aversion towards sickness and a deep admire for legislation, for latest associations, and for the knowledge of expertise. Kent introduced his conservative disposition into the Republican occasion. He had no need for radical abolitionism, who prefer moderation and compromise to measures that endangered social order or the integrity of the Union. Kent observed the "slave power," now not abolitionism, because the disrupter of the Union, and he suggested the “fusion” of all antislavery parts right into a new Republican celebration.
In 1859, Maine's Republican governor appointed Kent to the nation best courtroom. in the course of his fourteen-year tenure, Kent followed a Whiggish jurisprudence, pragmatic and commonsensical, and displayed a reverence for the typical legislation and a mistrust of “theoretic speculation.” After his retirement, he chaired a constitutional revision fee, admonishing his fellow commissioners to remember the “practical knowledge” that saved risky innovation in check.
As a political candidate in the course of the Jacksonian period, Kent exemplified Whig management on the neighborhood and kingdom degrees. In his jurisprudence, he carried the Whig persuasion into the Republican ascendancy and the beginnings of the Gilded Age.
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An Exemplary Whig: Edward Kent and the Whig Disposition in American Politics and Law by David M. Gold