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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 9: Dana's influence in the tribune (search)
nearly all the blame that was visited upon the paper. The letters from which I have quoted throw a flood of light upon the character of Horace Greeley, and to the critical reader foreshadow the melancholy end which finally overtook him. The fight against slavery continued throughout the year. The friends of freedom, under the advice of the Tribune, were now sending Sharp's rifles, as well as men to use them, into Kansas. The assault on Senator Sumner at his seat in the Senate by Preston S. Brooks, a member of the House of Representatives from South Carolina, was denounced as the culmination of Southern intolerance, and an outrage upon free speech and free thought. Sumner was far from being a popular man, but this act seemed to fill the entire North with a sense of danger that it had not hitherto felt. Its immediate effect was to intensify as well as to diversify the struggle. Fremont, The Pathfinder, an amiable but weak man without political experience, was nominated by the
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 27: administration of President Hayes begins a new era (search)
course, intimate with Greeley, and more or less sympathetic with the tastes and learning of William Cullen Bryant. As he was the survivor of the group, he was requested and consented to write his recollections of Bryant, Bennett, Greeley, Webb, Brooks, Beach, and Noah. In 1890 he dictated to his stenographer a brief account of Beach and a longer one of Bennett, but, unfortunately, never finished the series or published either of the sketches. As Beach was the founder of the Sun, and Bennett d went after it with as much force and elasticity as he went after everything else. He ran expresses in opposition to Mr. Beach, though he finally joined the combination and became a member of the Associated Press, with Beach, Greeley, Webb, and Brooks, for all of whom he maintained a kind of intellectual contempt, but none of whom he really hated half so much as he pretended. There was one quality of Mr. Bennett's which is worthy of unqualified admiration, and that is his spirit of independ
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
264, 269, 280, 303. Breckenridge, General, 153, 365. Breck, Major, Samuel, 252. Breeze, Sidney, 104. Bridgeport on the Tennessee, 254, 256, 274, 275, 277, 278, 283, 284, 291. Brisbane, Albert, 45, 48. Bristol, 234. Bristow, Benjamin H., 418, 435, 436. British Guiana, 471. Broderick, Senator, 153. Bronson, candidate for governor, 128. Brook Farm, 26, 30-39, 41, 43-49, 53, 57, 58, 60, 63, 94, 134, 432, 453, 454, 482; Dana's address on, appendix. Brooks, James, 487. Brooks, Preston S., 487. Brown, B. Gratz, 428. Brown, John, 21, 153, 154. Brown, Joseph E., governor, 367. Brown's Ferry, 283, 284, 291. Brownson, Orestes, 453. Bruinsburg, 216. Bruno, 56. Bryan, William J., 490, 492. Bryant, William Cullen, 484. Buchanan, President, 148, 149, 152. Buckner, General, 188. Buell, General, 350. Buffalo, 3, 5, 6, 8-10, 12, 16, 17, 23, 27, 30. Bullard, Ann, 1. Bull Run, 166, 168, 171, 175, 178, 263. Burke, orthodox minister, 22. Burnside, General, 253