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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 7: the shadow of slavery (search)
e improvement of the great rivers and harbors of the West at the expense of the Federal government. In the next issue it expressed its belief that slavery could not be perpetuated, but would, in accordance with the universal rule of history, end by resistless necessity, naturally, and without dangerously convulsing the state, or violently, with its destruction. Shall we, it asks, with prophetic solemnity, take the way of nature or risk the distant oncoming revolution? The annexation of Cuba and Mexico, which was advocated by several Southern papers at this time, received no countenance from the Tribune. While it was naturally favorable to Cuban independence, it refused to excuse filibustering or to advocate the annexation of either of those countries for the benefit of slavery, or to facilitate the return of fugitive slaves, which it contended was the principal reason for the popularity of those measures in the South. It was deaf to the appeals of all who sought to silence the
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 8: declaration of principles (search)
is glowing and remarkable despatch in reference to this country's interests and aims in regard to Cuba, and having shown the unfitness of Cuba as well as the rest of the West India Islands for incorpoCuba as well as the rest of the West India Islands for incorporation, at that time, into the Union, it left that subject with the declaration that, We want no more ebony additions to the republic. It took but little interest in the current discussion of Manifesthe influence of the filibusters, who were said to have favored it as the best means of acquiring Cuba in the interest of slavery. That institution, it will be recalled, had not yet been abolished inr a free or a slave State, and her fate decides that of many which are to come after her. Mexico, Cuba, and Central America proper, the raw material for at least a dozen Skates, are all probably destipondingly popular in the North, and unpopular in the South. On the other hand, the annexation of Cuba, Mexico, and Central America, all of which were more or less *gen over to civil distractions, was
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 9: Dana's influence in the tribune (search)
country. Their actions were questioned, their speeches were analyzed, and their motives were impugned. Nothing they did was allowed to go unchallenged. Every sentiment they uttered was tested by the Constitution as well as by the eternal principles of justice. Benjamin was unsparingly denounced for his plea in the Senate in behalf of slavery as the necessary condition of labor in the tropics as well as in the Southern States. He was mercilessly excoriated for favoring the annexation of Cuba in the interest of that barbaric and aggressive institution. The killing of Senator Broderick, of California, by the fire-eater, Judge Terry, was held up to the country as a murder under the forms of the duel, in the interest, if not at the dictation, of the pro-slavery party. The insanity of John Brown, who was hanged for his futile raid against slavery in Virginia, was confidently charged to the same account. In short, the wickedness, the wastefulness, and the barbarity of human slavery
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 10: last days with the tribune (search)
ir personal, relations were close and confidential. If proof were needed on this point, it will be found in a holograph letter from Seward, marked Private, and addressed to Charles A. Dana, Esq., editor of the Tribune. It runs as follows: Washington, January 27, 1859. My dear Dana, I am glad that you have explained the discordance in the reports of the debate in the Spanish Cortes. I will add a note of it to my speech in the pamphlet publication. For three years I have regarded this Cuba demonstration as the most dangerous one to us that the Democracy could get up, and when it came at last, it was made a subject of anxious and careful discussion. It was apparent to me that the scheme had not yet embodied any such partisan support as could carry it through Congress, and that it could easily be pushed aside and be rendered harmless, if the Republican party should not in its zeal accept and assume the false issue it tendered, and so drive the Democracy into Union. I felt on th
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 23: period of reconstruction (search)
ition of minister to England, which has always been justly regarded as the most important post connected with the diplomatic service of the United States. It will be recalled that although a rebellion against the dominion of Spain broke out in Cuba in 1868, it for some time attracted but little attention in the United States. Dana was one of the first American editors to recognize the justice of the outbreak, and to express his sympathy for the Cuban people. In doing so he took occasion to say, September 29, 1868: The natural tendency of all the countries lying round the United States is to gravitate towards our system, and finally to become parts of it. To this rule Cuba forms no exception. It is needless to call attention to the fact that this is the doctrine of Manifest Destiny, or Continental Union, which Dana, from that time, never lost an opportunity to promote. His sympathy for the Cubans throughout both their wars for independence was open and earnest. His fir
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 24: Grant's first administration (search)
passes without special comment. Later in the month the Sun called for a mass-meeting to denounce the shooting of American citizens by the Spanish authorities in Cuba, without trial. It had already expressed the opinion that the administration was too lenient towards the Spanish government, and should retrace its steps. It had little delay. About this time the Sun condemned Fish for permitting his son-in-law to be counsel for the Spanish government, and for not stopping the war against Cuba. It contended that the United States, within five years after the abolition of slavery at home, were permitting themselves to be used to fasten slavery and the slave-trade anew upon the people of Cuba. While the Sun from the first favored the annexation of Santo Domingo by honorable means, it came out in January, 1870, against the consummation of the iniquitous scheme ... without the honest consent of the Dominican people, and raised a warning voice against the visit of the President to t
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 28: closing period (search)
s substantial victory over public corruption loss of friends Dana's ample fortune travels beyond sea visits Mexico and Cuba Supports Cuban rebellion tribute to Jose Marti Dana's scholarship class in literature his inner life skill as horsemthe country, but made the acquaintance of the president, Gonzales, and many leading men. Later he travelled extensively in Cuba, and, having become proficient in the Spanish language in early life, it was easy for him to acquire an exact and extensivrty encouragement through the columns of the Sun: To the brave men in arms for the independence and the liberties of Cuba, to the patriots who would give their country a Democratic-Republican government in the place of royalty, to the liberatorwhich never failed them. One of the first and most admirable of their number to lay down his life for the independence of Cuba was Jose Marti, and the news of his death aroused in no one greater regret than it did in Dana. It called from his pen a
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
41, 442, 449. Cresswell, Postmaster--General, 433. Crittenden, General, 98, 180, 254, 259, 262, 265, 328. Croats of Jellachich, 74. Crocker, Deacon, James, 18. Crocker, General, 223, 246. Cromwell, Oliver, 474. Crook, General, 348, Cuba, 114, 125, 131, 133, 153, 180, 401, 402,416,420, 497-499. Cullom, Senator, 190. Cumberland, Army of the, 233, 254, 257, 267, 275, 276, 282, 283, 297. Cumberland Gap, 299, 301. Cumberland Mountains, 272. Curtis, George W., 36, 39, 45, 51, ment of negroes, 383. England, 71, 90, 143, 183. Ericsson, Caloric engine of, 119, 120. Euripides, 56. Europe, 62, 63, 71, 79, 90, 91, 92, 131. Eustis, General, 329. Evening Post, 437, 440. Everett, Secretary of State, despatch on Cuba, 125. Ewell, General, 268, 330, 331, 336, 339. Eyrie, the, 44. F. Farragut, Admiral, 342. Fessenden, Senator, 354, Fifteenth Amendment, 403, 445. Fillmore, 125, 12S, 149. Fish, Hamilton, 418, 420, 423. Five Forks, 331, 356. Fli