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Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) The landmark of freedom. Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner against the repeal of the Missouri prohibition of slavery north of 36 30'.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.157 Author/Creator: Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Pamphlet Date: 1854 Pagination: 1 v. : 72 p. ; 21.8 x 14.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by John P. Jewett and Company. Published in Cleveland, Ohio, by Jewett, Proctor, and Worthington. Contains a Burnham Brothers College, School, and Library imprint on front cover. Bound with string. Pages are gilt-edged.

Background Information: Sumner, an ardent abolitionist, was a United States Senator from Massachusetts 1851-1874.

People: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AbolitionReform MovementSlaveryAfrican American HistoryLawGovernment and CivicsCongressMissouri Compromise

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