Other Essays from the Easy Chair


A collection of essays from George William Curtis, an American writer and public speaker. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, of New Englander ancestry. A Republican, he spoke in favor of African American equality and civil rights. In 1862 George William Curtis delivered his "Doctrine of Liberty" address to the Phi beta Kappa Society at Harvard,on behalf of President 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 thirty years, and public schools, nearly one hundred. 


Book is in good condition with a few crayon markings, light foxing, light edgewear and light cover soil. Smaller book, 3.5 x 6 inches with 229 pages. Decorative cloth cover with gilt lettering and design.


  • Other Essays from the Easy Chair
  • George William Curtis
  • Harper and Brothers, 1893