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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 3: Whittier the politician (search)
aiding to support a well-known public man, Caleb Cushing, for whom those two phases were apparentlylurality. In the district where he dwelt, Caleb Cushing was the candidate, and Whittier had himselly made, without securing a majority, so that Cushing himself was probably willing that Whittier, aading editor in the district, and had opposed Cushing, but was ready to support Whittier. Mr. Kittcandidate, and that there may be a chance for Cushing better than he has yet had; that at all evente Reform. Nothing, however, came of this. Cushing succeeded in being elected in 1834, and Whittept John Quincy Adams would venture on this. Cushing was practically elected through Whittier threter gradually lost all faith in him, and when Cushing at last tried to suppress his own antislaveryence of the slave power, three times rejected Cushing's nomination as Secretary of the Treasury, asates Senate; and by a curious coincidence, Caleb Cushing, who was then a member of the Legislature,[4 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 6: a division in the ranks (search)
ghtforward hitters who ever encountered a great wrong. Hence came his power; while Whittier, equally sincere, proved to have, unlike Garrison, an unexpected tact and skill of management; he could deal with professional politicians like Clay and Cushing; he could adapt himself to their limitations, and show cause why they should be on his side. Even after he knew them to be worthless for freedom, but had need of them, he would keep them in his power to the last. One secret of this was his absvania, and wherever there was to be an antislavery convention; which meant, in his case, a convention based upon the ballot, aiming at political action, and still holding to the faint hope that Henry Clay might yet become its leader, and that Caleb Cushing might espouse its cause. At one time Whittier and Henry B. Stanton were deputed by the American Antislavery Society to go through Pennsylvania and find, if they could, seventy public speakers who would take part in the war against slavery.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
cord, N. H., 58, 61, 65. Congress, United States, 39, 40, 42, 43, 138. Country Brook, 6, 7, 11. Covington, Ky., 137. Cowper, William, his Lament for the Royal George, mentioned, 159. Crandall, Dr., Reuben, imprisoned, 48; death, 49. Cushing, Caleb, 40, 42, 69, 77; candidate for Congress, 41; elected, 43; defeated, 43, 44. D. Dana, R. H., 42. Danvers, Mass., 97, 180. Dartmouth College, 19. Declaration of Independence of United States, 69. Declaration of Sentiments, 74. De7, 183; his social life at Hartford, 35; first volume called Legend of New England, 35, 36; difference between youthful and mature poetry, 36, 37; gives up editorship of New England Review, 37; public life, 38, 39; in politics, 40-43; defeats Caleb Cushing, 43; political foresight, 44; his view of Sumner's election, 45, 46; of party organization, 46, 47; becomes an ally of the antislavery movement, 48; opposes Clay, 49; attends antislavery convention, 50; his account of the convention, 51-53; J