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The Resource At the edge of the precipice : Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union, Robert V. Remini

At the edge of the precipice : Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union, Robert V. Remini

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At the edge of the precipice : Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union
Title
At the edge of the precipice
Title remainder
Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union
Statement of responsibility
Robert V. Remini
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Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
It has been said that if Henry Clay had been alive in 1860, there would have been no Civil War. Based on his performance in 1850, it may well be true. In that year, the United States faced one of the most dangerous crises in its history, having just acquired a huge parcel of land from the war with Mexico. Northern and Southern politicians fought over whether slavery should be legal on the new American soil. After a Northern congressman introduced a proviso to forbid slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico, Southerners threatened to secede from the Union. Only Henry Clay, America's great compromiser, could keep the Union together, saving it from dissolution for ten crucial years
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E423
LC item number
.R46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union
Label
At the edge of the precipice : Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union, Robert V. Remini
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-173) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent.
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
Control code
213307834
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780465012886
Lccn
2010001309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
At the edge of the precipice : Henry Clay and the compromise that saved the Union, Robert V. Remini
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
213307834
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780465012886
Lccn
2010001309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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