Asked in Slavery
Was Preston Brooks for or against slavery?
Who was Preston Brooks?
Asked in History of the United States
Caning of sumner?
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What has the author James Preston Fugette written?
Asked in History, Politics & Society
Who is Preston brooks?
Asked in US Civil War
Who beat Sen Charles Sumner with a cane on the Senate Floor?
Preston Brooks beat Sumner after Sumner made a speech in Senate about senators having sex with their slaves ( that's taboo) and called them out by name. Preston Brooks father-in-law was called out and Preston Brooks heard about it and walked from the House of Representatives and into the senate and beat Charles Sumner with his cane and sent him into a coma. No one helped Sumner. Brooks wasn't arrested. As a matter of fact supporters of Brooks sent him more canes to "keep up the good work".
Asked in US Civil War, Slavery
Which congressman was physically attacked by Preston Brooks over the issue of slavery?
Charles sumner In the mind of Brooks, Sumner had violated some code of honor which should be avenged by fighting a duel. But Brooks felt that Sumner, by attacking Butler when he was home recuperating and not present in the Senate, had shown himself not to be a gentlemen deserving of the honor of dueling. Brooks thus reasoned that the proper response was for Sumner to be beaten, with a whip or a cane.
Who attacked Congressman Charles Sumner and beat him senseless with a cane?
Attacked Congressman Charles Sumner and beat him senseless with a cane?