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At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union
At the Edge of the Precipice Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union
Author: Robert V. Remini
In 1850, with Northerners demanding that slavery be outlawed in the vast new territory America had just acquired in the Mexican- American War, Southerners threatened to secede from the Union. Veteran statesman Henry Clay proffered a solution: the Compromise of 1850, which saved the Union from dissolution for the next ten years and gave the North...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780465024896
ISBN-10: 0465024890
Publication Date: 9/6/2011
Pages: 200
Edition: First Trade Paper Ed
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Publisher: Basic Books
Book Type: Paperback
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