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Curtis, George William, 1824-1892

LC control no.n 50018719
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPS1480 PS1498
Personal name headingCurtis, George William, 1824-1892
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Variant(s)Curtis, G. W. (George William), 1824-1892
Curtis, Geo Wm., 1824-1892
Traveller, 1824-1892
Other standard no.Q4219688
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1824-02-24
Death date1892-08-31
Field of activityCivil rights Education
AffiliationRepublican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationAuthors
Found inDAB, 1930: v. 4, p. 614-616 (b. Feb. 24, 1824, d. Aug. 31, 1892; author; orator)
Wendell Phillips, 1884: title page (George William Curtis)
Nile notes, 1851: t.p. (by a traveller)
Wikipedia, viewed 22 March 2023 (George William Curtis (February 24, 1824 - August 31, 1892) was an American writer and public speaker born in Providence, Rhode Island. An early Republican, he spoke in favor of African-American equality and civil rights both before and after the Civil War. In 1862 George William Curtis delivered his "Doctrine of Liberty" address to the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Harvard, on behalf of President Abraham Lincoln, who was encouraging support for the Emancipation Proclamation. In it, he laid out the intellectual foundations for the purpose of American education that would last another 30 years, and public schools, nearly 100 years. In 1863 he became the political editor of Harper's Weekly, which was highly influential in shaping public opinion.)
LC database, 1/18/2013 (heading: Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; usage: George William Curtis, G.W. Curtis, George Wm. Curtis, Geo. Wm. Curtis)
Associated languageeng