The Caning of Charles Sumner on the Senate Floor

The outspoken statesman and abolitionist Charles Sumner served as a senator from 1851-1874. Learn how Senator Sumner's 1865 protest against the Kansas-Nebraska Act prompted one of the most violent altercations in senatorial history.

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Topics in this Podcast: charles sumner, 19th century, U.S. history, Political History, slavery, rivalries, what the Civil War was about, American history