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The Bigger Picture: Episode 10 – An Assaulted Statesman and a Divided Nation
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The Bigger Picture: Episode 10 – An Assaulted Statesman and a Divided Nation

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The 1850’s was a period of deep division within the country. Many factors lead to eventually breaking into Civil War, but no instance is more interesting or shocking than the caning of Charles Sumner. This drama shows just how fragile we were as a nation during this period and the importance keeping discourse civil no matter what.

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