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As Sinha writes, Brooks later said that attacking Sumner with a cane, rather than challenging him to a duel, was an attempt to humiliate Sumner for his abolitionism by treating him like a slave.
Frederick Douglass bestrides the history of abolitionism like a colossus, dwarfing the memory of his fellow activists, except perhaps for John Brown, William Lloyd Garrison and Harriet Tubman.
Sumner was the rare northerner who combined an anti-slavery stance with abolitionism and an absolute conviction in equal rights.
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