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  Photograph, Charles Sumner
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Charles Sumner served in the United State Senate from Massachusetts during the Kansas territorial era. He was an outspoken abolitionist and helped the Free-Soil party in 1848. He was opposed to the Fugitive Slave Law and the Kansas Nebraska Act. After making his well known speech "The Crime Against Kansas" on May 20, 1856, he was assaulted (caned) by Preston Brooks, a Representative from South Carolina. He was unable to return to his Senate duties until December, 1859.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: B Sumner, Charles *1
Item Number: 101418              Number of images: 1
Keywords: Abolitionists; Cartes de visite; Massachusetts; Photographs and Illustrations; Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; United States. Senate

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