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By John M. Belohlavek

ISBN-10: 0873388410

ISBN-13: 9780873388412

"The such a lot hated guy in New England," as critics dubbed him at the eve of the Civil struggle, Caleb Cushing, brash and arguable, used to be might be the final of 19th-century America's renaissance figures. Poet and flesh presser, essayist and diplomat, normal and attorney, this multidimensional scion of a Newburyport, Massachusetts, mercantile relations moved out and in of positions of strength and effect for greater than fifty years. First as a spokesman for the Whig after which the Democratic events, Cushing served in Congress, because the minister to China, as a common within the Mexican conflict, as U.S. legal professional common, and as a felony adviser and diplomatic operative for Presidents Lincoln, Johnson, and provide. With an unharnessed brain and probing mind, Cushing encouraged and infuriated contemporaries together with his strident perspectives on such subject matters as race family members and gender roles, nationwide growth and the legitimacy of secession. whereas his positions generated arguments and garnered enemies, his perspectives frequently reflected these of many american citizens. His skills and abilities sustained him in public carrier and made him some of the most notable and engaging figures of the period. Biographer John Belohlavek can provide a piece of significance and originality to experts within the parts of mid-nineteenth-century political, criminal, and diplomatic heritage in addition to to these attracted to New England background, antebellum gender kinfolk, civil-military kinfolk, and Mexican battle studies.

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