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The Resource Young Charles Sumner and the legacy of the American Enlightenment, 1811-1851, Anne-Marie Taylor

Young Charles Sumner and the legacy of the American Enlightenment, 1811-1851, Anne-Marie Taylor

Label
Young Charles Sumner and the legacy of the American Enlightenment, 1811-1851
Title
Young Charles Sumner and the legacy of the American Enlightenment, 1811-1851
Statement of responsibility
Anne-Marie Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An outspoken abolitionist, a founder of the Free Soil and Republican parties, and a leading member of the U.S. Senate for more than twenty years, Charles Sumner (1811-1874) has always figured prominently in histories of the American Civil War. For the most part, however, he has been depicted as a psychologically troubled extremist, a fanatical opponent of slavery whose self-righteousness was matched only by his arrogance. This book challenges that long-standing view, offering in its stead the portrait of a man animated more by principle than by impulse or ambition. According to the author, Sumner's reform-minded politics, including his fervent commitment to put an end to slavery, must be understood in the context of a young nation still struggling to live up to the Enlightenment ideals embraced by its founders and embodied in its Constitution." "Focusing on the first forty years of Sumner's life, before he took public office, the volume traces the evolution of his character and thought among Boston's cultural elite."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Anne-Marie
Dewey number
973.5/092
Dissertation note
Based on the author's dissertation.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E415.9.S9
LC item number
T39 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antislavery movements
  • Enlightenment
  • Legislators
  • Sumner, Charles
  • Sumner, Charles
  • Sumner, Charles
  • United States
  • Free Soil Party (U.S.)
  • United States
  • Boston (Mass.)
Label
Young Charles Sumner and the legacy of the American Enlightenment, 1811-1851, Anne-Marie Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: "O! for some retreat where the mind & not its appetites can be fed" -- Father and son -- The jurist -- The grand tour -- De Profundis -- Part 2: "Be not atticus" -- The true grandeur of civilization -- "The vinegar of party" -- Revolution -- "Dies IrÆ" -- "Bound for Washington."
Control code
46959837
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781558493001
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Young Charles Sumner and the legacy of the American Enlightenment, 1811-1851, Anne-Marie Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: "O! for some retreat where the mind & not its appetites can be fed" -- Father and son -- The jurist -- The grand tour -- De Profundis -- Part 2: "Be not atticus" -- The true grandeur of civilization -- "The vinegar of party" -- Revolution -- "Dies IrÆ" -- "Bound for Washington."
Control code
46959837
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781558493001
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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