Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1811 - 1874

Biography

Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American statesman and United States Senator from Massachusetts. As 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 War. During Reconstruction, he fought to minimize the power of the ex-Confederates and guarantee equal rights to the freedmen. He fell into a dispute with President Ulysses Grant, a fellow Republican, over the control of Santo Domingo leading to the stripping of his power in the Senate and his subsequent effort to defeat Grant's re-election.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Sumner letter

Mss 842364
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 842364
Date(s): 1842-06-14
Abstract

In English.

Charles Sumner letter

Webster Mss 842604
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 842604
Date(s): 1842-11-04
Abstract

In English.

Charles Sumner letters

Mss 838601
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 838601
Date(s): 1838-11-01
Abstract

In English.

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 841614
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 841614
Date(s): 1841-11-14
Abstract

In English.

Edward Kavanaugh letter

Mss 838122
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 838122
Date(s): 1838-01-22
Abstract

In English.

John Greenleaf Whittier letter

Mss 851231.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 851231.1
Date(s): 1851-03-31
Abstract

In English.

Richard Henry Dana papers

Mss 843352
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 843352
Date(s): 1843 to 1848
Abstract

In English.

Samuel Gridley Howe letters

Mss 843264
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 843264
Date(s): 1843
Abstract

In English.

William Hickling Prescott letter

Mss 843221
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 843221
Date(s): 1843-03-21
Abstract

In English.