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Horace Greeley


Horace Greeley was one of the leaders of the campaign against the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law.
  influential U.S. journalist and unsuccessful politician (1811-1872)
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  • Horace Greeley was one of the leaders of the campaign against the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law.
  • Horace Greeley wrote on February 23: There are sixty members of Congress who this day desire and are plotting to effect the idea of a dis-solution of the Union.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He unjustifiably took his demand over Silva’s head to that great orator and patriot, Dr. Horace Greeley Truscott, president of the University.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Meeker named the idealistic new settlement after his boss at the New York Tribune, Horace Greeley, who had given some career advice that proved legendary: "Go west, young man."
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation

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  • I would save the Union," he wrote in answer to Horace Greeley’s cry for emancipation.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • And in the New York Tribune, Horace Greeley was writing: "It seems as if no generation could pass without giving us one man to live among the Warnings of history.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
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