Preston Brooks' Cane
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Origin

Preston Brooks

Type

Cane

Effects

Attacks those who oppose slavery.

Downsides

Holders becomes easily angered

Activation

Proximity, holding

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Constatine-77GH

Aisle

TBA

Shelf

TBA

Date of Collection

1866

[Source]


Origin[edit | edit source]

Preston Smith Brooks (1819 - 1857) was an American politician and Member of the US House of Representative from South Carolina. Brooks, a Democrat, was a fervent advocate of slavery and states' rights. He is most well known for his assault upon abolitionism and Republican Senator Charles Summers. Brooks beat Summer with a cane on the floor of the United States Senate in retaliation for an anti-slavery speech which directly attacked Brooks' second cousin. Brooks' act and the polarizing national reaction to it are frequently cited as a major factor in the rising tensions leading up to the American Civil War.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Attacks those who oppose slavery. Holders becomes easily angered, but will shy away from confrontation incited by others.

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