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Free Suffrage Revisited: Party Politics and Constitutional Reform in Antebellum North Carolina

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During the rise of Democrats over Whigs between 1848 and 1850, the possibility that free suffrage might have been repealed, has been deemed by historians to not have been a significant factor. It is has been understood that David S. Reid, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, and William W. Holden, editor on the 'North Carolina Standard,' were able to lure Whigs who opposed free suffrage to the Democratic cause. In actuality, reform issues divided eastern and western Whigs who differed on the free suffrage issue. Holden also used his newspaper to slant Whig perception toward free suffrage in the 1848 and 1850 elections.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 59 Issue 1, Jan 1982, p24-48 , il, por, map, f