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

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Kirtland Community College Library E 423 .B67 2012 30775305529753 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781439124611
  • ISBN: 1439124612
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: "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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Clay, Henry 1777-1852
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold) 1813-1861
Compromise of 1850
United States Politics and government 1815-1861
Slavery United States History 19th century
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Causes
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