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Arguing about slavery : John Quincy Adams and the great battle in the United States Congress

Author: William Lee Miller
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1998, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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In the 1830s, slavery was so deeply entrenched that it could not be discussed in Congress, which had enacted a gag rule summarily rejecting all anti-slavery petitions delivered to it. This stirring work of history chronicles John Quincy Adams's nine-year battle to overturn that rule and make slavery subject to parliamentary debate--a battle that paved the way for the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Lee Miller
ISBN: 0679768440 9780679768449 0394569229 9780394569222
OCLC Number: 38277150
Description: x, 577 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introductions --
Immediate representatives --
The fiends and their work --
Shut the door in their face --
The first son of the Republic --
The tedium and sublimity of Republican government --
The most important question ever to come before the house --
Welcome to the Twenty-Fifth Congress of the United States --
The great moral monument --
The tribulation of the whigs --
The trials --
Endings --
Epilogues.
Responsibility: William Lee Miller.

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In the 1830s, slavery was so deeply entrenched that it could not be discussed in Congress, which had enacted a gag rule summarily rejecting all anti-slavery petitions delivered to it. This stirring work of history chronicles John Quincy Adams's nine-year battle to overturn that rule and make slavery subject to parliamentary debate--a battle that paved the way for the Civil War.

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