The caning of Senator Sumner

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Published by Thomson/Wadsworth in Belmont, CA .

Written in English

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  • United States


  • Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.,
  • Brooks, Preston S. 1819-1857.,
  • Political crimes and offenses -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.,
  • Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1853-1857 -- Sources.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statement[compiled by] T. Lloyd Benson.
SeriesAmerican stories
ContributionsBenson, T. Lloyd.
LC ClassificationsE434.8 .C18 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 228 p. :
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3696456M
ISBN 100155063472
LC Control Number2003104444

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The Caning of Senator Charles Sumner. Onthe "world's greatest deliberative body" became a combat zone. In one of the most dramatic and deeply ominous moments in the Senate's entire history, a member of the House of Representatives entered the Senate Chamber and savagely beat a senator into unconsciousness.

The Caning of Sumner was one of the most polarizing events of the ante bellum period. Many Northerners who had cared little of the struggle over slavery suddenly became aware of the dangerous attitudes taking hold in the South and their inclination toward violence.4/4(1).

Genre/Form: History Sources: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Caning of Senator Sumner. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, © (OCoLC) But Brooks’s caning of Sumner sowed the wind of violence in a divided land, and the no-longer “united” states would reap the whirlwind in four years of the deadliest war in the country’s history.

Polarizing politics Author explores assault on Massachusetts senator By Jody Feinberg – The Patriot Ledger – October In May ofwhen Southern Congressman Preston S. Brooks caned Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner on the Senate floor, he shocked the nation and shattered the fragile truce that had existed between North and South.

Part of the American Stories series, Benson’s book introduces students to this key turning point in the coming of the War and as one of the most. Very interesting book on the caning of Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner by South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks which was sparked by Sumner's anti slavery speech in The books takes an in-depth look at the backgrounds of both men and the impact on the ongoing debate about slavery that led to the Civil War/5.

The Caning of Senator Sumner by T. Benson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(3). The author at one point says "All of the papers examined for this study issued an editorial response" (p.

87) to the Sumner caning. But he never tells us what newspapers he is referring to, nor what they said. In the end, I would not recommend this book for anyone who knows little about the Sumner caning/5(5).

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