Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Bordewich, Fergus M.

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

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.64 BOR    Available
Description x, 480 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography 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.
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.
Subject Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861.
Compromise of 1850.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.
ISBN 9781439124604

Available items only