Young Charles Sumner and the Legacy of the American Enlightenment, 1811-1851

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An outspoken abolitionist, a founder of the Free Soil and Republican parties, and a leading member of the U.S. Senate for more than twenty years, Charles Sumner (1811-1874) has always figured prominently in histories of the American Civil War. For the most part, however, he has been depicted as a psychologically troubled extremist, a fanatical opponent of slavery whose self-righteousness was matched only by his arrogance. In this book, Anne-Marie Taylor challenges that longstanding view, offering in its stead the portrait ...

Young Charles Sumner and the Legacy of the American Enlightenment, 1811-1851 2001, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9781558493001

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