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

Author(s): Remini, Robert V. (Robert Vincent), 1921-2013
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Subjects: Compromise of 1850
Slavery--United States--History--19th century
United States--Politics and government--1815-1861
United States--Politics and government--Philosophy
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York, NY : Basic Books, c2010
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xiii, 184 p. ; 22 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2010001309
ISBN: 9780465012886 (alk. paper) :$24.00
ISBN: 0465012884 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-173) and index
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
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
OCLC Number: 213307834
ISBN/ISSN: 9780465012886