America's Great Debate

America's Great Debate

Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union

Book - 2012 | 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
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The spellbinding story behind the longest debate in U.S. Senate history: the Compromise of 1850, which brought together Senate luminaries on the eve of the Civil War in a desperate effort to save the Union.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781439124604
1439124604
Branch Call Number: 973.64 BORDEWI
Characteristics: x, 480 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

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beetle101
Sep 16, 2013

Excellent narrative of America's second generation of political giants and their efforts to keep the Union from tearing itself apart. Sadly it was the last hurrah for many of these sometimes flawed individuals. They're labors only delayed the inevitable.

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