By David Herbert Donald
In his follow-up to Charles Sumner and the arriving of the Civil War, acclaimed historian David Herbert Donald examines the lifetime of the Massachusetts legislator from 1860 to his dying in 1874.
As a pacesetter of the unconventional Republicans, Sumner made the abolition of slavery his basic legislative focus—yet adversarial the 13th, Fourteenth, and 15th Amendments to the united states structure for not likely a ways adequate to assure complete equality. His fight to stability energy and precept outlined his occupation throughout the Civil struggle and Reconstruction, and Donald masterfully charts the senator’s wavering course from fiery sectarian chief to in charge social gathering member. In a richly unique portrait of Sumner’s function as chairman of the Senate Committee on international kinfolk, Donald analyzes how the legislator introduced his effect and political acumen to endure on a topic as pricey to his center as equivalent rights: overseas peace.
Authoritative and engrossing, Charles Sumner and the Rights of guy captures a desirable political determine on the peak of his powers and brings a tumultuous interval in American background to bright life.
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Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man by David Herbert Donald