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The Caning of Charles Sumner

Honor, Idealism, and the Origins of the Civil War

The Caning of Charles Sumner( )
Author: Hoffer, Williamjames Hull
Series title:Witness to History Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8018-9469-5
Publication Date:Jul 2010
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $43.99
Book Description:

A signal, violent event in the history of the United States Congress, the caning of Charles Sumner on the Senate floor embodied the complex North-South cultural divide of the mid-nineteenth century. Williamjames Hull Hoffer's vivid account of the brutal act demonstrates just how far the sections had drifted apart and explains why the coming war was so difficult to avoid.

Sumner, a noted abolitionist and gifted speaker, was seated at his Senate desk on May 22, 1856, when...
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Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Law / General
Biography & Autobiography / Political
Philosophy / Movements / Idealism
Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
History / United States / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 x 1.016 cm
Book Weight:0.227 Kilograms



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