Carl Schurz Defender of Liberty


Carl Schurz joined the German Revolution of 1848, and then emigrated to the United States where he became a very important person in the Republican Party of Lincoln. Anti-slavery and anti-imperialist, his record on Native American affairs remained more mixed. Here he is in Morningside Drive and W.116th St., facing Columbia University with Harlem down below and behind him. I like the rage, the furrowed brow and clenched fist.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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2 Responses to Carl Schurz Defender of Liberty

  1. mads says:

    Why is his statue in Morningside Park instead of Carl Schurz Park at the East River?

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