24 August 2015

NYC #47: Bryant Park (4), William Earl Dodge

William Earl Dodge was, er, a businessman, and a carpetbagger at that. I don't include many of this breed in my blog, although it would be a little churlish to exclude him from the other memorials in Bryant Park, and he seems slightly less objectionable for his kind, even though his abolitionist stance was nuanced. The only publication I can find that he made is probably fairly typical: Influence of War on Our National Prosperity (1865, from a Baltimore lecture).

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