SUMNER, Charles. The Crime against Kansas. Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts. In the Senate of the United States, May 19, 1856. New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1856. 1st ed. thus. 31pp. doubled-columned. Orig. self wrappers. Small, unobtrusive library stamp, else very good. Sumner denounced Southern efforts to expand slavery into Kansas Territory and rebuked Southern politicians such as Andrew Butler of South Carolina. Two days after the speech, South Carolina Representative Preston Brooks, in response to Sumner's insult to Butler, attacked Sumner with a cane leaving Sumner unconscious and bleeding.