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America's great debate : Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the compromise that preserved the Union

Author: Fergus M Bordewich
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Henry Clay; Stephen A Douglas; Henry Clay; Stephen A Douglas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fergus M Bordewich
ISBN: 9781439124604 1439124604 9781439141687 1439141681
OCLC Number: 741542478
Description: x, 480 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: "A frenzy seized my soul" --
One bold stroke --
"Order! Order! Order!" --
"That demon question" --
"Ultima thule" --
Old Harry --
"We have another epidemic" --
The city of magnificent intentions --
Deadlock --
The godlike Daniel --
"A great soul on fire" --
"Wounded eagle" --
"Secession! Peaceable secession!" --
"A higher law" --
God deliver me from such friends" --
"He is not dead, sir" --
"Let the assassin fire!" --
Filibusters --
"A legislative saturnalia" --
A pact with the devil --
"War, open war" --
"All is paralysis" --
The Omnibus overturned --
"A steam engine in britches" --
"Break your masters' locks" --
"It is time we should act" --
Triumphs --
"A scandalous outrage" --
The reckoning.
Responsibility: Fergus M. Bordewich.
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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.

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