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Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man

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Beschreibung

A Pulitzer Prize winner's "magisterial" biography of the Civil War-era Massachusetts senator, a Radical Republican who fought for slavery's abolition (The New York Times). In his follow-up to Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, acclaimed historian David Herbert Donald examines the life of the Massachusetts legislator from 1860 to his death in 1874. As a leader of the Radical Republicans, Sumner made the abolition of slavery his primary legislative focus-yet opposed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the US Constitution for not going far enough to guarantee full equality. His struggle to balance power and principle defined his career during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Donald masterfully charts the senator's wavering path from fiery sectarian leader to responsible party member. In a richly detailed portrait of Sumner's role as chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Donald analyzes how the legislator brought his influence and political acumen to bear on an issue as dear to his heart as equal rights: international peace. Authoritative and engrossing, Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man captures a fascinating political figure at the height of his powers and brings a tumultuous period in American history to vivid life.



Autorentext

David Herbert Donald (1920-2009) was an American historian and the author of many books on the Civil War era, including Lincoln (1995), a New York Times bestseller widely regarded as the definitive biography of the US president. Donald twice won the Pulitzer Prize, for Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War (1960) and Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe (1987), and served as the Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University. His other notable works include the influential essay collection Lincoln Reconsidered (1956); Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man (1970), the second volume in his acclaimed biography of the antislavery statesman; and Liberty and Union (1978), a comprehensive analysis of the American scene from 1845 to 1890.



Zusammenfassung
A Pulitzer Prize winner's magisterial biography of the Civil Warera Massachusetts senator, a Radical Republican who fought for slavery's abolition (The New York Times). In his follow-up to Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, acclaimed historian David Herbert Donald examines the life of the Massachusetts legislator from 1860 to his death in 1874. As a leader of the Radical Republicans, Sumner made the abolition of slavery his primary legislative focusyet opposed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the US Constitution for not going far enough to guarantee full equality. His struggle to balance power and principle defined his career during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Donald masterfully charts the senator's wavering path from fiery sectarian leader to responsible party member. In a richly detailed portrait of Sumner's role as chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Donald analyzes how the legislator brought his influence and political acumen to bear on an issue as dear to his heart as equal rights: international peace. Authoritative and engrossing, Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man captures a fascinating political figure at the height of his powers and brings a tumultuous period in American history to vivid life.

Inhalt

  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Illustrations
  • I More Than "One Idea"
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  • II Riding the "Nigger" Hobby
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  • III Remove Him!
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  • IV Equality Before the Law
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  • V Making His History
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  • VI Very Like Robespierre
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  • VII My Name Was Dishonored
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  • VIII Life Is a Burden
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  • IX To Fill a Patriot with Despair
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  • X The Massive Grievance
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  • XI The Greatest Champion of Liberty
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  • XII An Act of Sheer Brutality
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  • XIII He Stands on a Bridge
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  • XIV So White a Soul
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  • List of Manuscript Collections and Scrapbooks Cited
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author

Produktinformationen

Titel: Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man
Autor:
EAN: 9781504034043
ISBN: 978-1-5040-3404-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Open Road Integrated Media
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 631
Veröffentlichung: 22.03.2016
Jahr: 2016
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 2.9 MB