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At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union

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In 1850, America hovered on the brink of disunion. Tensions between slave-holders and abolitionists mounted, as the debate over slavery grew rancorous. An influx of new territory prompted Northern politicians to demand that new states remain free; in response, Southerners baldly threatened to secede from the Union. Only Henry Clay could keep the nation together. At the Edge of the Precipice is historian Robert V. Reminis fascinating recounting of the Compromise of 1850, a titanic act of political will that only a skillful ...

At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union 2010, ReadHowYouWant

ISBN-13: 9781458758057

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