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John Martin: Expert Observer

Intro: pages 108-128

The 1872 presidential campaign of Horace Greeley and Ulysses S. Grant consume much of this section. Martin's Republican and temperance views are clear as are the ways in which those views lead him to rail against "rum sellers," the Irish, and any Catholics.

Topics and people mentioned include:

  • Patenburg Massacre
  • Horace Greeley
  • Marcellus Emery
  • George Francis Train
  • Democratic convention, Baltimore
  • Hastings Strickland
  • Grant & Wilson Club, Bangor
  • E. E. Small
  • R. W. Rollins
  • Wheelwright & Clark
  • Cornet Band
  • James Dunning
  • Dr. L. B. Morrison
  • Augusta rally