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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 probably the final of 19th-century America's renaissance figures. Poet and flesh presser, essayist and diplomat, basic and attorney, this multidimensional scion of a Newburyport, Massachusetts, mercantile relations moved out and in of positions of strength and impression 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 basic within the Mexican struggle, as U.S. lawyer normal, and as a criminal 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 themes as race family members and gender roles, nationwide growth and the legitimacy of secession. whereas his positions generated arguments and garnered enemies, his perspectives usually reflected these of many americans. His talents and skills sustained him in public carrier and made him essentially the most impressive and interesting 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, felony, and diplomatic historical past in addition to to these attracted to New England historical past, antebellum gender relatives, civil-military relatives, and Mexican struggle studies.

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