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Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Collection of signed materials, pamphlets and Civil War-related items of Charles Sumner [Decimalized .01 - .41]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02095 Author/Creator: Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1847-1874 Pagination: 41 items + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 24 x 16 cm + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 22 x 15 cm

Summary of Content: Collection of signed materials, books, letters and documents related to the coming of the war, Sumner's career and Reconstruction. Includes: 17 ALSs (30 p.) 1847-1874, 6 AQS on themes of liberty and equal rights, 3 cartes de visite (2 signed), 2 signed checks, clipped signature of Preston Brooks, and 5 major books/pamphlets. Also includes a full set of the Complete Works of Charles Sumner, published by the Negro University Press, located with reference books. Two black and white bust engravings of Sumner included.

Background Information: Sumner was a United States Senator 1851-1874. "Before and after the Civil War, Sumner led his state and nation in opposing slavery and fighting for racial justice. An impractical moralist ...who rarely understood compromise, he antagonized opponents and exasperated friends. Yet during his twenty-three years in the Senate, he remained a stern voice of conscience, seeking with only partial success to convince Americans of the justice of his cause" (Frederick J. Blue, American National Biography).See More

People: Summer, Charles

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Civil WarPoliticsGovernment and CivicsAfrican American HistoryAbolitionSlaveryReform MovementFreedom and IndependenceInjury or WoundHealth and Medical

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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