Horace Greeley (1811-1872)

In 1841 Horace Greeley published the first issue of the "New York Tribune," a daily Whig paper. The paper was to bring him fame and power. In his editorials, Greeley spoke out against slavery, the oppression of women, and capital punishment, while championing peace movements and labor rights. His opposition to slavery grew through the years, as did his outcry against racism in the North. In 1854 he and other Whigs formed the Republican party. In 1848 he was elected to the House of Representatives (1848-49). During the Civil War Greeley pressured President Lincoln to emancipate the slaves. During Reconstruction, he advocated universal suffrage and universal amnesty. In 1872 Greeley was nominated for the presidency by the Liberal Republican and Democratic parties, but was defeated badly. Greeley was the author of several books about his experiences.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
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Photographic Print
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MES17035
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