Assassination of Fick, the 'Eire Ring' speculator, in New York

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Historical Context Note

When financier and speculator James Fisk, who had been involved in the Erie War over railroad control in north-eastern USA, is assassinated in New York, this draws attention to the extent of corruption under Ulysses S. Grant's presidential regime.
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Editors. "Assassination of Fick, the 'Eire Ring' speculator, in New York". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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