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Ebook ➦ Charles Sumner and The Coming of the Civil War Author David Herbert Donald – Eiyo.us

Charles Sumner and The Coming of the Civil War The Pulitzer Prize Winning Classic And National Bestseller ReturnsIn This Brilliant Biography A Pulitzer Prize Winning National Bestseller David Herbert Donald, Harvard Professor Emeritus, Traces Sumner S Life As The Nation Careens Toward Civil War In A Period When Senators Often Exercised 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 Sumner S Fight To End Slavery Made Him A Hero In The North And Stirred Outrage In The South In What Has Been Called The First Blow Of The Civil War, He Was Physically Attacked By A Colleague On The Senate Floor Unwavering And Arrogant, Sumner Refused To Abandon The Moral High Ground, Even If Doing So Meant The Onslaught Of The Nation S Most Destructive War He Used His Office And Influence To Transform The United States During The Most Contentious And Violent Period In The Nation S History Charles Sumner And The Coming Of The Civil War Presents A Remarkably Different View Of Our Bloodiest War Through An Insightful Reevaluation Of The Man Who Stood At Its Center.

Ebook ➦ Charles Sumner and The Coming of the Civil War  Author David Herbert Donald – Eiyo.us
  • Hardcover
  • 392 pages
  • Charles Sumner and The Coming of the Civil War
  • David Herbert Donald
  • English
  • 15 April 2019
  • 0394419006

    10 thoughts on “Ebook ➦ Charles Sumner and The Coming of the Civil War Author David Herbert Donald – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    This 1960 biography presents a very interesting and readable history of one of the great anti slavery orators of his day Charles Sumner was a Harvard educated lawyer who eventually became a Senator from Massachusetts and is mainly famous to us for having been physically attacked in 1856 on the floor of the Senate by U.S Rep Preston Brooks of South Carolina Senator Sumner had, two days previously, given a speech against the Kansas Nebraska Act introduced by Stephen Douglas Dem.Ill and Andre This 1960 biography presents a very interesting and readable history of one of the great anti slavery orators of his day Charles Sumner was a Harvard educated lawyer who eventually became a Senator from Massachusetts and is mainly famous to us for having been physically attacked in 1856 on the floor of the Senate by U.S Rep Preston Brooks of South Carolina Senator Sumner had, two days previously, given a speech against the Kansas Nebraska Act introduced by Stephen Douglas Dem.Ill and Andrew Butler Dem So.Car in which he had seriously insulted both Butler and the state of South Carolina Brooks, a cousin of Butler s, decided to avenge the insult by challenging Sumner to a duel but decided that the man deserved caning instead since he did not consider him a social equal This was in keeping with the southern code duello, a code of honor for gentlemen at the time The outcome was that Brooks beat...


  2. says:

    A very good biography of Charles Sumner of Massachusetts that ends with the firing on Fort Sumter and the beginning of the Civil War I can remember reading history books in school in which Sumner, though credited as a vocal critic of slavery, was still presented as a less than stellar figure This account shows both why that is and how right he was.Here is David Donald s summation of the most famous event of Sumner s life, his beating on the Senate floor by Representative Preston Brooks of Sout A very good biography of Charles Sumner of Massachusetts that ends with the firing on Fort Sumter and the beginning of the Civil War I ca...


  3. says:

    I wrote a paper on Charles Sumner during college It probably wasn t a very good one That and my interest in the Civil War led me to this book Sumner was an interesting fellow, but I m not sure that I would have liked him personally His friendships almost always ended up with Sumner taking offense and severing the friendship John Adam s grandson was one of those erstwhile friends who found Sumner insufferable Sumner was an accidental Senator from Massachussetts who likely would have serve I wrote a paper on Charles Sumner during college It probably wasn t a very good one That and my interest in the Civil War led me to this book Sumner was an interesting fellow, but I m not sure that I would have liked him personally His friendships almost always ended up with Sumner taking offense and severing the friendship John Adam s grandson was one of those erstwhile friends who found Sumner insufferable Sumner was an accidental Senator from Massachussetts who likely would have served only a single term were in not for the beating he received at the hands of Preston Brooks The author suggests that in 1861, by the start of the Civil War, Sumner was one of the most powerful men in the United States This book is Sumner s story up through the outbreak of the Civil War, and much of the book is Sumner s early life, education, work, and tr...


  4. says:

    If you have been thinking about reading additional material about the background of the Civil War after seeing the movie, Lincoln, consider picking up this excellent book on Charles Sumner Sumner was a personal friend of Mrs Lincoln and was loyal to her during all the many trials of her life Donald has written an interesting biography that thoroughly describes his life as it developed in the turbulent political atmosphere of the pre Civil War United States Sumner, highly intelligent, enter If you have been thinking about reading additional material about the background of the Civil War after seeing the movie, Lincoln, consider picking up this excellent book on Charles Sumner Sumner was a personal friend of Mrs Linco...


  5. says:

    Donald, in this volume, has written a brilliant biography of Charles Sumner, a man who deserves muchrecognition for his efforts to end slavery than he is usually given in the standard education of Americans He does not seem to be an enjoyable person to be around Although Donald does not use the word to describe him, my impression is that he was both dour and haughty He was prone to exaggerated invective, and believed his position to always be unassailable and, therefore, unapproachable Donald, in this volume, has written a brilliant biography of Charles Sumner, a man who deserves muchrecognition for his efforts to end slavery than he is usually given in the standard education of Americans He does not seem to be an enjoyable person to be around Although Donald does not...


  6. says:

    This book had been on my Kindle for awhile, and I finally got around to reading it I am glad I did, as I learned much about a key figure in the lead up to the Civil War, a Senator I frankly new nothing about Charles Sumner is an intriguing character He was educated at Harvard Law School, and became a prot g of Justice Story of the Supreme Court While traveling in Europe, he became convinced that the US tendency to see blacks as inferior was clearly wrong He was a staunch abolitionist, at a This book had been on my Kindle for awhile, and I finally got around to reading it I am glad I did, as I learned much about a key figure in the lead up to the Civil War, a Senator I frankly new nothing about Charles Sumner is an intriguing character He was educated at Harvard Law S...


  7. says:

    Not long ago I read David Herbert Donald s 1996 biography Lincoln and was completely impressed by Donald s work, and his ability to bring Abraham Lincoln to life with his writing One of the major recurring personalities in Lincoln is Charles Sumner, the abolitionist Senator from Massachusetts Given all that, and that Donald won the Pulitzer Prize for biography for it, I decided I had to read Donald s 1960 biography, Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War This is the first volume of a Not long ago I read David Herbert Donald s 1996 biography Lincoln and was completely impressed by Donald s work, and his ability to bring Abraham Lincoln to life with his writing One of the major recurring personalities in Lincoln is Charles Sumner, the abolitionist Senator from Massachusetts Given all that, and that Donald won the Pulitzer Prize for biography for it, I decided I had to read Donald s 1960 biography, Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War This is the first volume of a two volume biography, and covers Sumner s life up until Confederate shots are fired at Fort Sumpter.One major difference between this volume and Donald s Lincoln is, frankly, that the subject is much less likeable Sumner could be passionate and uncompro...


  8. says:

    I sought out this Pulitzer Prize Winner of 1961 because I ve always enjoyed studying the Civil War for knowledge as well as the stories told This biography is fairly reader friendly Mr Sumner was an antislavery Senator from Mass He was born into a large family with a father who wanted him out and earning as quickly as possible Charles was intelligent, learned the law and many languages, but had little interest in anything His one talent was a loquatious sp big talker personality, so he I sought out this Pulitzer Prize Winner of 1961 because I ve always enjoyed studying the Civil War for knowledge as well as the stories told This biography is fairly reader friendly Mr Sumner was an antislavery Senator from Mass He was born into a large fami...


  9. says:

    Scholarly text Not much character study, drama, humor Just the facts For history teachers and Civil War completists Would recommend only to people who are extremely interested in Sumner, for the issue of slavery and threat of civil war far outweigh him My gripe is that the lay reader might not remember the definitions or significance of the Barn Burners, the Know Nothings, the Fugitive Slave Act The author freely discusses without laying foundation or footnoting for the ignorant Author Scholarly text Not much character study, drama, humor Just the facts For history teachers and Civil War completists Would recommend only to people who are extremely interested in Sumner, for the issue of slavery and threat of civil war far outweigh him My gripe is that the lay reader might n...


  10. says:

    Charles Sumner is a really interesting character in local and national history I m only about 100 pages in as of April 9 and he s turning out to be an irrascible character in Boston s history If you are interested in understandingabout the true complexity of early 19th century politics and the dimensionality of ...

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