Curtis was born in Rhode Island and educated in Massachusetts along with his older brother James, an influential figure in his life.
A brief biography of George William Curtis.
This biographical entry discusses Curtis' career as a journalist, travel writer, and orator.
During the war years, Curtis continued to write patriotic editorials and to give nationalist speeches. One of his most memorable talks was "Political Infidelity" in which he argued that "Any system, any policy, any institution, which may not be debated will overthrow us if we do not overthrow it."
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