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Collection Reference Number GLC02095.21
From Archive Folder Collection relating to Charles Sumner 
Title The barbarism of slavery. Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, on the Bill for the admission of Kansas as a free state
Date 4 June 1860
Author Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  
Document Type Pamphlet; Government document
Content Description Given in the Senate, 4 June 1860. Condemns slavery as barbaric and criticizes various pro-slavery arguments, including that slavery was not upheld by the United States Constitution. Published by Thaddeus Hyatt, Washington, D.C. Printed as the clergy edition. With advertisements on the wrappers.
Subjects Bleeding Kansas  Statehood  Law  Congress  African American History  Slavery  Religion  
People Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Slavery & Abolition; The American Civil War; African Americans; Government & Politics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Sumner returned to the Senate in 1859 after an absence caused by the brutal beating inflicted on him by Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina. This was Sumner's first major oration before Senate since his return.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945