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Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Last three speeches on Kansas and freedom.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.162 Author/Creator: Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Pamphlet Date: 1856 Pagination: 1 v. : 134 p. ; 19 x 12.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by Higgins and Bradley. Includes "Origination of Appropriation Bills" (delivered 7 February), "The Abrogation of Treaties" (delivered 6 March), and "The Crime Against Kansas. The Apologies for the Crime. The True Remedy" (19 and 20 May 1856). In "The Crime Against Kansas," Sumner declares the testimony of Emigrant Aid Company false (refer to GLC00267.159).

Background Information: Sumner, an ardent abolitionist, was a United States Senator from Massachusetts 1851-1874. Preston Brooks of South Carolina beat Sumner with a cane after Sumner delivered "The Crime against Kansas," which ...condemned Southern advocacy of the expansion of slavery.See More

People: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Government and CivicsCongressAfrican American HistorySlaveryBleeding KansasMobs and RiotsPoliticsFinanceEconomicsLawAbolitionReform Movement

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