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People/Characters: Preston Brooks

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The Age of Jackson by Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.
Brother Against Brother: The War Begins by William C. Davisas Preston S. Brooks
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Foote
The Confederate Nation 1861-1865 by Emory M. Thomas
Congress and the Crisis of the 1850s by Paul Finkelman
How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely
Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour by William C. Davis
The Kents by John Ostrander
Lincoln by David Herbert Donaldas Preston S. Brooks
Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War by Elizabeth D. Leonard
Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness by Joshua Wolf Shenk
Lincoln's War Cabinet by Burton Jesse HendrickBully Brooks
Stephen A. Douglas by Robert W. Johannsen

Character description

Preston Smith Brooks (1819-1857): South Carolina congressman from 1853 until his death in 1857. As a legislator, he was not notable, but in 1856, he attacked Senator Charles Sumner with his cane for Sumner's anti-Slavery speeches and Sumner's personal attack on Brooks's uncle A. P. Butler. This earned him the nickname "Bully" Brooks in the North but made him a hero in the South.

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