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

Author / Creator
Bordewich, Fergus M
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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 t...

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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Creator
Fergus M. Bordewich
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition
  • New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Physical Details
  • x, 480 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
ISBNs
9781439124604, 1439124604, 9781439141687, 1439141681
OCLC
ocn741542478

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [403]-463) and index.

  • "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! Peaceful 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
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