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Horace Greeley

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Cassius M. Clay

Cassius M. Clay  

(b. 19 October 1810; d. 22 July 1903), abolitionist and politician.“I do not set up for being perfect: far from it!” wrote the Kentucky antislavery agitator Cassius Marcellus Clay ...
Charles Francis Adams

Charles Francis Adams  

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(1807–86),son of John Quincy Adams, entered politics as a “conscience” Whig, founded the Boston Whig, and in 1848 ran for the vice-presidency as a Free-Soil candidate. He later entered Congress as a ...
Charles Sumner

Charles Sumner  

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(1811–74),Boston lawyer, was elected on the Free-Soil ticket to the U.S. Senate (1851), where he became the spearhead of New England liberal opposition to the South. His vehement oratory ...
Edward Kellogg

Edward Kellogg  

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(1790–1858)Kellogg was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on 18 October 1790, and died in Brooklyn on 20 April 1858. After a very limited education he went into business, moving to ...
Henry Charles Carey

Henry Charles Carey  

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(1793–1879),son of Mathew Carey, in whose publishing firm he was a partner until he retired to write his Essay on the Rate of Wages (1835), which mainly accepted the doctrine of laissez-faire, ...
Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher  

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(1813–87),son of Lyman Beecher and brother of Catharine Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe, was a celebrated Congregational minister, moral crusader, and lecturer. At his Plymouth (Congregational) ...
James Redpath

James Redpath  

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(1833–91),Scottish-born journalist and reformer, came to the U.S. (c. 1850), was Kansas correspondent for the New York Tribune, and became a zealous Abolitionist, as revealed in The Roving Editor ...
Liberal Republican Party

Liberal Republican Party  

The Liberal Republican Party was developed in the 1860s under the leadership of the Missouri senator Carl Schurz. In opposition to the program of the Radical Republicans—specifically, the ...
New York Tribune

New York Tribune  

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(1841–1966),daily newspaper founded by Horace Greeley, who edited it until his death (1872) and made it distinguished not only for his trenchant editorials, but also for the journalists he ...
Reconstruction

Reconstruction  

The period 1865–77 following the American Civil War, during which the Southern states of the Confederacy were controlled by federal government and social legislation, including the granting of new ...
Richard Hildreth

Richard Hildreth  

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(1807–65),Massachusetts historian, author, and jurist, whose most famous work is a History of the United States (6 vols., 1849–52), which discusses the subject, with a Federalist bias, down to ...
Sydney Howard Gay

Sydney Howard Gay  

(b. 22 May 1814; d. 25 June 1888), journalist and abolitionist.Sydney Howard Gay was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, to Ebenezer Gay and Mary Alleyne Otis. A prominent banker and ...

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