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At the edge of the precipice : Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union

Author: Robert V Remini
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"At the Edge of the Precipice" is historian Robert V. Remini's fascinating recounting of the Compromise of 1850, a titanic act of political will that only a skillful statesman like Clay could broker. Although the Compromise would collapse ten years later, plunging the nation into civil war, Clay's victory in 1850 ultimately saved the Union by giving the North an extra decade to industrialize and prepare.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Henry Clay; Henry Clay; Henry Clay
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert V Remini
ISBN: 9780465012886 0465012884 9780465024896 0465024890
OCLC Number: 213307834
Description: xiii, 184 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Compromise in the nation's early history --
The crisis and the return of the great pacificator --
A possible solution --
The great triumvirate weighs in --
Disaster --
Douglas to the rescue --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: Robert V. Remini.

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"Library Journal" "Award-winning historian Remini...draws on his immense knowledge of antebellum American politics and sectionalism to give an informed and lively recounting of the (in)famous Read more...

 
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