"Arguments of the Chivalry"

This illustration by Winslow Homer depicts the brutal caning of Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner by Preston Brooks, a Congressman from South Carolina. Brooks was committed to the southern code of chivalry that sanctioned the use of violence to avenge a personal insult. Sumner gave a speech insulting slavery and Brooks' cousin Senator Andrew Pickens Butler.

Date:
1856
Original Format:
Fine Print Illustration
Item#:
1850.0040
Height:
1739px
Width:
2656px
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