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"They should have a right to vote" John Brown and North Elba, Part 4

A small personal note, Gentle Readers: I’ve just had my second appearance on the AskHistorians Podcast, talking about Charles Sumner. If you think all of this would be better without having to read my prose or just want my soothing words to delight you, it’s available… 643 more words

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Genealogy Gems at the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives - Part II

This is Part 2 of a 5 part series on using the collection at The Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives in Washington, DC to perform genealogy research. 875 more words

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Mr. Cram's Autograph Collection

Donald D. Cram coached many sports teams in Marion and Richland County, youth sports were a great passion of his.  He began his career in newspapers after high School with his father.  191 more words


"Do any sigh for a Thermopylae?"

We left Charles Sumner again putting Washington City behind him; he took his oath for a second term in the Senate and then his leave. 487 more words

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"I have sat in my seat only on one day." Back to Washington

Preston Brooks accomplished many things by breaking his cane over Charles Sumner’s head. He vindicated South Carolina and his elderly relative. He vented his personal rage. 486 more words

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Re-Electing Charles Sumner

Senator Sumner returned to Boston in something resembling triumph. Though badly traumatized and still suffering from his assault by Preston Brooks, he came home a hero and a martyr. 463 more words

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A Boston Welcome for Charles Sumner

Charles Sumner gave up convalescence at Cresson, Pennsylvania, and returned to Philadelphia. There he received bad news yet again: his doctor believed that Sumner must refrain from any physical or mental excitement if he wanted to live. 471 more words

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