The Caning of Senator Sumner (American Stories) by T. Lloyd Benson

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A very well written and thoroughly researched effort by Mr. Benson. The Caning of Sumner was one of the most polarizing events of the ante bellum period.

Many Northerners who had cared little of the struggle over slavery suddenly became aware of the dangerous attitudes taking hold in the South and their inclination toward violence.4/4(1).

But in "The Caning," author Stephen Puleo asserts that the caning of Charles Sumner, a senator from Massachusetts and staunch abolitionist, by Preston Brooks, a congressman from South Carolina and equally staunch supporter of slavery, was the one incident that made war unavoidable/5(42).

Very interesting book on the caning of Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner by South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks which was sparked by Sumner's anti slavery speech in The books takes an in-depth look at the backgrounds of both men and the impact on the ongoing debate about slavery that led to the Civil War/5.

In May ofwhen Southern Congressman Preston S. Brooks caned Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner on the Senate floor, he shocked the nation. Overview In May ofwhen Southern Congressman Preston S. Brooks caned Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner on the Senate floor, he shocked the nation and shattered the fragile truce that had existed between North and : $ Author Stephen Puleo has invested a huge amount of intelligent research into the matter — the events surrounding and including the moment onwhen Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina thrashed Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with a gold-topped wooden cane on the floor of Congress — and he has cast the facts into The Caning, a compulsively readable narrative.

The Caning of Charles Sumner book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A signal, violent event in the history of the United St /5. Williamjames Hull Hoffer A signal, violent event in the history of the United States Congress, the caning of Charles Sumner on the Senate floor embodied the complex North-South cultural divide of the mid-nineteenth century.

A Spoonful of History from Applewood Books RSS Feed Search. May. The Caning of Senator Charles Sumner. On the afternoon of Charles Sumner was sitting at his desk in the almost empty The Caning of Senator Sumner book of the United States Senate, attaching his postal frank to copies of his “Crime Against Kansas” speech which he had delivered.

One historian theorized that the caning played a key role in the ascension of the Republican Party, an evolution The Caning of Senator Sumner book Sumner’s Free Soilers.

Among numerous examples he cited was a new member of the party who joined after the incident. The Caning of Senator Charles Sumner Onthe "world's greatest deliberative body" became a combat zone. In one of the most dramatic and deeply ominous moments in the Senate's entire history, a member of the House of Representatives entered the Senate Chamber and savagely beat a senator into unconsciousness.

The Caning of Senator Sumner. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window). Description. In May ofwhen Southern Congressman Preston S. Brooks caned Massachusetts /5(3). A Turning Point in American History, the Beating of U.S.

Senator Charles Sumner and the Beginning of the War Over SlaveryEarly in the afternoon ofardent pro-slavery Congressman Preston S. Brooks of South Carolina strode into the United States Senate Chamber in Washington, D.C., and began beating renowned anti-slavery Senator Charles Sumner with a gold-topped walking cane.

Home > History > The Caning of Senator Sumner The Caning of Senator Sumner This page describes the vicious beating of Charles Sumner at the hand of Preston Brooks in the United States Senate in In May ofwhen Southern Congressman Preston S.

Brooks caned Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner on the Senate floor, he shocked the nation and shattered the fragile truce that had existed between North and South. Part of the American Stories series, Bensons book introduces students to this key turning point in the coming of the War and as one of the most pivotal moments in American.

About This Book. A Turning Point in American History, the Beating of U.S. Senator Charles Sumner and the Beginning of the War Over Slavery. Early in the afternoon ofardent pro-slavery Congressman Preston S.

Brooks of South Carolina strode into the United States Senate Chamber in Washington, D.C., and began beating renowned anti-slavery Senator Charles Sumner with a gold. Genre/Form: History Sources: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Caning of Senator Sumner.

Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, © (OCoLC)   The Caning of Charles Sumner and the response by Anson Burlingame – The Books are Taking Over The Caning of Charles Sumner and the response by Anson Burlingame I am a bit late to make this a “This Day in History” post, since the actual date in question was May 22nd, Sumner recovered and served out a distinguished Senate career until his death in Hoffer's narrative recounts the caning and its aftermath, explores the depths of the differences between free and slave states inand explains the workings of the Southern honor.

the caning of charles sumner. 15 july When Preston Brooks battered Charles Sumner into semi-conscious helplessness on the floor of the U.S. Senate init might have been the opening shot of the Civil War. Historian Williamjames Hull Hoffer opines that "the caning seems to have been a critical early domino" in the run-up to the war ().

Music by Electric Needle Room. Here's the story of the caning of Charles Sumner. Please subscribe to my podcast. http://iammrbe. Published on Sep 3, OnSenator Charles Sumner was beat, to inches of his life, on the floor of the US Senate. This is the story. Perfect for. The country has had other periods of division and Duncan points out that “historians are quick to mention the Civil War, and there is a book about the caning of Senator Charles Sumner.

() In which we look at the caning of Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts by Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina on Our book recommendation for this episode is The Caning: The Assault That Drove America To Civil War by Stephen Puleo. A Turning Point in American History, the Beating of U.S.

Senator Charles Sumner and the Beginning of the War Over Slavery Early in the afternoon ofardent pro-slavery Congressman Preston S. Brooks of South Carolina strode into the United States Senate Chamber in Washington, D.C., and began beating renowned anti-slavery Senator Charles Sumner with a gold.

The caning of Charles Sumner by Preston Brooks when Representative Preston Brooks (D-SC) attacked Senator Charles Sumner (R-MA), an abolitionist, with a walking cane in retaliation for a speech given by Sumner two days earlier who gave a speech about "crime against kansas".

What got me to thinking about the caning of Sen. Sumner was the behavior of the Democrats in the Senate and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Twice now the Senate Democrats have stopped passage of a coronavirus stimulus package. This came after they had worked out the details over the past week with the Republican majority. Author Stephen Puleo talks about the background and aftermath of pro-slavery Representative Preston Brooks' assault on abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner on the Senate Floor in   The main thrust of this thread, I think, is to explore and understand the caning of Senator Sumner and its aftermath.

McKeon started it, with Stephen Puleo's book, which I'm reading. It's really good - read it. What I meant earlier about CSI: Civil War Talk is that we're focused on the. Stephen Puleo has invested a vast amount of research into the events surrounding and including the moment onwhen Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina thrashed Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with a gold-topped wooden cane on the floor of Congress.

The Caning casts the. Orator and Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner () was known for his deep commitment to the cause of civil rights and emerged as an antislavery leader in the late s.

Puleo's book, The Caning: The Assault That Drove America to Civil War, is a vivid account of the incident on the floor of the Senate in which Brooks beat Sumner nearly to death with a gold-topped gutta-percha cane. The skill with which Puleo introduces the events surrounding and following the incident brings life and significance.

The assault against Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts by South Carolina congressman Preston Brooks in May shocked most northerners and thrilled many southerners. However, this violent episode in the heart of the U.S. Capitol illustrated to nearly everyone that the sectional conflict was becoming far more than a battle of words.

Senate Historian Emeritus Dick Baker told the infamous story of the caning of Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Beaten so badly by House member Preston. Charles Sumner (January 6, – Ma ) was an American politician and United States Senator from an academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the anti-slavery forces in the state and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the U.S.

Senate during the American Civil Reconstruction, he fought to minimize the power of the ex Education: Boston Latin School. Caning of Charles Sumner Preston Brooks came into the Senate with his cane and started beating Charles Sumner until he was unconscience.

This was the first type of violence shown about sectionalism. Lincoln himself barely appears until deep into the book. It was the caning of Sumner, and the violence of the period, that created the opening for Lincoln’s rise. Senator Charles Sumner.

InSenator Charles Sumner gave an anti-slavery speech on the Senate floor. In his speech, he insulted Democrat Senator Preston Brooks' cousin. Two days later, Brooks confronted Sumner as he sat writing at his desk in the almost empty Senate chamber: "Mr.

Sumner, I have read your speech twice over carefully. Investigation of the Assault on Senator Charles Sumner, PDF Related Links: The Civil War: The Senate's Story | The Caning of Senator Charles Sumner.

The Caning: When Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act ofa bill that allowed slavery to extend into the western territories by popular sovereignty, Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts seethed in outrage, fearful that Kansas would enter the Union 5/5.

Sumner’s fellow Massachusetts senator stood to address Congress the following day. “The seat of my colleague is vacant today for the first time in five years of public service.” Sumner became a martyred hero in the North while Brooks was championed in the South.Attack on Senator Charles Sumner.

Passions ran high in the years leading up to the Civil War. In one of the most violent events in the history of the Senate during this period, one of its members was subjected to a severe beating while seated at his desk on the floor of the old Senate Chamber.An essay is presented on the caning and assault of U.S.

Senator Charles Sumner by U.S. legislators Preston S. Brooks and Laurence Keitt. The author reflects on Sumner's speaking against slavery and the insulting of South Carolina Senator Andrew Pickens Butler. Emphasis is .

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