Charles Sumner by David Herbert Donald

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Charles Sumner (1811–1874), U.S. Senator from Massachusetts for two decades, was an ardent abolitionist; a founder of the Republican Party; chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on Foreign Relations from 1861 to 1871; chief of the Radical Republicans during the Civil War and Reconstruction; Lincoln's friend and, later, Grant's nemesis; as well as an advocate for universal equality, international peace, women's suffrage, and educational and prison reform. This edition combines for the first time Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War and Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man into one monumental biography that brings into brilliant focus the character and impact of one of the most controversial and enduring forces in American history.

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David Herbert Donald is the author of Lincoln, which won the prestigious Lincoln Prize and was on the New York Times bestseller list for fourteen weeks, and of Lincoln at Home. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, for Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, and for Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe. He is the Charles Warren Professor of American History and of American Civilization Emeritus at Harvard University and resides in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Published August 21, 1996 by Da Capo Press. 1152 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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The first volume, which won a Pulitzer Prize, was praised and blamed for its extreme ""detachment."" Here detachment disintegrates into dullness on the one hand, and heedlessness of true objectivity on the other: apart from translations of ""he said"" into ""he thought"" worthy of an Irving Stone...

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A one-volume edition of Donald's two books on 19th-century radical reformer Donald.

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