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Preface Horace Greeley is remembered by the men of his own day as a great editor and a somewhat eccentric genius. While we like to hear about a man's personal characteristics, in studying his biography the lessons of a life like Greeley's are to be found in his works. When a gawky country lad, with a limited education and
n's career there must be material for useful study.
And the place to study Horace Greeley is in his newspapers.
He made these newspapers; he gave them their charact ar-reaching results.
This is especially true of the slavery question; because Greeley was not an early Abolitionist-not an Abolitionist at all, in the technical sen dence; what wonder, too, if it should have thrown off his balance a man like Mr. Greeley, whose head was not strong, whose education was imperfect, and whose self-co ce had been fortified by a brave and successful struggle with adversity.
Of Greeley's honesty and purity of motive there was never any question.
In his days of