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Charles Sumner

Charles Sumner (1811-1874) was a senator for Massachusetts who was one of the leaders of the abolitionist movement in pre-Civil War America. A radical reconstructionist, Sumner actively sought the destruction of racial segregation and even sought to remove the word "white" from American naturalization laws-which made his work on white slavery in the Barbary states even more remarkable and, later on, his most suppressed work.