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Charles Sumner and the coming of the Civil War

Author: David Herbert Donald
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1960.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Traces Sumner's life as the nation careens toward civil war. In a period when senators often exercised more influence than presidents, Senator Charles Sumner was one of the most powerful forces in the American government and remains one of the most controversial figures in American history. His uncompromising moral standards made him a lightning rod in an era fraught with conflict"--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Donald, David Herbert, 1920-2009.
Charles Sumner and the coming of the Civil War.
New York : Knopf, 1960
(OCoLC)559229617
Online version:
Donald, David Herbert, 1920-2009.
Charles Sumner and the coming of the Civil War.
New York : Knopf, 1960
(OCoLC)629714226
Named Person: Charles Sumner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Herbert Donald
OCLC Number: 426027
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1961.
Pulitzer Prize for Biography, 1961.
Description: xxii, 392, xxiv pages, [17] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A natural coldness --
You were meant for Boston --
The life of life --
The iron curtain --
An outrageous philanthropist --
Let the lines be drawn --
Glacial solitude --
A one-idead abolitionist agitator --
The slave of principles --
Outside of any healthy political organization --
The crimes against Kansas --
The vacant chair --
If Mr. Lincoln stands firm.
Responsibility: by David Donald.

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"Traces Sumner's life as the nation careens toward civil war. In a period when senators often exercised more influence than presidents, Senator Charles Sumner was one of the most powerful forces in the American government and remains one of the most controversial figures in American history. His uncompromising moral standards made him a lightning rod in an era fraught with conflict"--Publisher's description.

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