By Ian Michael Spurgeon
In 1855, this former Mexican battle colonel and Indiana congressman entered Kansas Territory to take a number one function in its quest for statehood, and over the following twelve years he a likely inconsistent ideological direction from pro-Douglas Democrat to loose Stater to pro-Lincoln Republican. His fiery stump speeches and radical rules received him a Senate seat besides a military of critics and a cloud that hangs over his popularity to today. Spurgeon reassesses either Lane s place swings and his function in historical past, discovering a consistency in his beliefs that few historians have famous. He argues that Lane was once a steadfast champion of either the Union and his personal notion of democratic rules.
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Connelley, Lane: The “Grim Chieftain,” 37–48. 64. The Kansas-Nebraska bill intensified sectional hostility, particularly within the national parties: Whigs in Congress were directly split according to the slaveholding status of their respective states, while Northern Democrats struggled to maintain party integrity in the face of sectional interests; further, many Northern Democrats who did vote for the bill were denied reelection or, like Lane, chose not to run again due to the unpopular nature of the bill.
Herald of Freedom, May 8, 1858. 6. Charles Robinson, The Kansas Conflict, 143; Herald of Freedom, May 8, 1858. , wrote of directly confronting Lane in the 1850s about his comparison of blacks to mules. ”10 While this account was also recorded many years after Lane’s death, Brown was a friend of Lane and his letter was not designed to paint a negative image. Indeed, Brown’s account concludes that he supported Lane’s political aspirations. Lane’s reported comparison of blacks to mules should be viewed with care.
Grumbling rippled across the ﬂoor as Hunt and Sollers rose to respond to Lane. The Southerners were somewhat stymied by Representative Alfred Edgerton of Ohio, who struggled to silence the matter by calling on the question of order. When the chairman attempted to end the brewing conﬂict, the members engaged in a brief debate on the point of order. ” The chairman’s decision was overturned by ﬁve votes and Hunt claimed it a symbolic victory, somehow equating the technical rules vote as a successful response to Lane.
Man of Douglas, Man of Lincoln by Ian Michael Spurgeon