The Caning of Charles Sumner

On May 22nd, 1856 Charles Sumner sat at his desk in the near empty Senate Chamber of the Capitol Building, doing nothing but applying stamps to a few envelopes. (Hoffer, William James Hull The Caning of Charles Sumner, Baltimore, MD. John Hopkins University Press, 2010, p. 7). He was planning on mailing out copies of his recent…

Congressional History

“We are so accustomed to seeing our (Country’s) history measured by the Presidency that we forget the the extent to which the real story of our country takes place right there (the Congress)” David Mccullough While it may be hard to recognize, the Congress occupies the true central stage of the drama of American government.…