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Charles Sumner

Politician (6-Jan-1811 — 11-Mar-1874)


Jeremiah D. Chaplin. The Life of Charles Sumner. Boston, MA: D. Lothrop. 1874. 504pp.

David Herbert Donald. Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1960. 392pp.

David Herbert Donald. Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1970. 595pp.

Archibald Grimke. The Life of Charles Sumner: The Scholar in Politics. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Co.. 1892.

George H. Haynes. Charles Sumner. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs. 1909. 469pp.

C. Edwards Lester. Life and Public Services of Charles Sumner. New York: United States Publishing Company. 1874. 693pp.

Elias Nason. Life and Times of Charles Sumner: His Boyhood, Education, and Public Career. Boston: B. B. Russell. 1874. 356pp.

Beverly Wilson Palmer (editor). The Selected Letters of Charles Sumner. Northeastern University Press. 1990. (2 vols.) 702pp. & 538pp.

Edward L. Pierce (editor). Memoir and Letters of Charles Sumner. Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1877-93. (4 vols.)

Walter G. Shotwell. Life of Charles Sumner. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. 1910. 733pp.

Moorfield Storey. Charles Sumner. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. 1900. 466pp.

Anne-Marie Taylor. Young Charles Sumner and the Legacy of the American Enlightenment. University of Massachusetts Press. 2001. 480pp.


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  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1092)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1417)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.1008)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.736)

  11. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.725)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.994)

  13. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.711)

  14. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.1032)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.186)

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