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The Resource America's great debate : Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the compromise that preserved the Union, Fergus M. Bordewich

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

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America's great debate : Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the compromise that preserved the Union
Title
America's great debate
Title remainder
Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the compromise that preserved the Union
Statement of responsibility
Fergus M. Bordewich
Title variation
Americas great debate
Title variation remainder
Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the compromise that preserved the Union
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Chronicles the 1850s appeals of Western territories to join the Union as slave or free states, profiling period balances in the Senate, Henry Clay's attempts at compromise, and the border crisis between New Mexico and Texas
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 2012.
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10114176
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.6/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E423
LC item number
.B73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the compromise that preserved the Union
Label
America's great debate : Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the compromise that preserved the Union, Fergus M. Bordewich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"A frenzy seized my soul" -- One bold stroke -- "Order! order! order!" -- That demon question -- Ultima thule -- One of nature's nobles -- "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 -- A man of unbounded confidence -- "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 wreck of the Omnibus -- A steam engine in britches -- "Break your masters' locks!" -- "It is time we should act" -- Triumphs -- A scandalous outrage
Control code
5559570
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 480 p., [16] leaves of plates
Isbn
9781439124604
Lccn
2011029547
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn741542478
  • (OCoLC)741542478
Label
America's great debate : Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the compromise that preserved the Union, Fergus M. Bordewich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"A frenzy seized my soul" -- One bold stroke -- "Order! order! order!" -- That demon question -- Ultima thule -- One of nature's nobles -- "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 -- A man of unbounded confidence -- "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 wreck of the Omnibus -- A steam engine in britches -- "Break your masters' locks!" -- "It is time we should act" -- Triumphs -- A scandalous outrage
Control code
5559570
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 480 p., [16] leaves of plates
Isbn
9781439124604
Lccn
2011029547
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn741542478
  • (OCoLC)741542478

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