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Southern chivalry - argument versus club's

Local accession number: 11_03_000157

Title: Southern chivalry - argument versus club's

Statement of responsibility: J. L. Magee del.

Creator/Contributor: Magee, John L. (Artist)

Genre: Political cartoons; Lithographs; Prints

Date issued: 1856

Physical description: 1 print : lithograph ; 14 1/4 x 22 in.

Summary/Abstract: Three days after his speech 'The crimes against Kansas' in the Senate, Charles Sumner of Massachusetts was attacked by Representative Preston Brooks of South Carolina and severely beaten with a heavy cane. Sumner was forced to withdraw for several years while Brooks, who resigned from his office, was immediately re-elected and continued to serve.

General notes: Title from item.

Subjects: Legislators; Fighting; Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874; Brooks, Preston S. (Preston Smith), 1819-1857

Collection: Americana Collection

Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department

Rights: No known copyright restrictions.

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