Charles Sumner
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"Charles Sumner" was an American politician and senator from Massachusetts. As an academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the antislavery forces in Massachusetts and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the United States Senate during the American Civil War working to destroy the Confederate States of America/Confederacy, free all the slaves and keep on good terms with Europe. During Reconstruction era of the United States/Reconstruction, he fought to minimize the power of the ex-Confederates and guarantee equal rights to the Freedmen.

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