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At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union by Robert V. Remini

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

by Robert V. Remini


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A National Book Award-winning historian brilliantly portrays Henry Clay's heroic brokering of the Compromise of 1850, with its timely message about bipartisanship in times of crisis.

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 10 crucial years.

In this masterful contribution to American history, Remini explores Henry Clay's final and most important act of bipartisanship.


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  • Published: May 2010
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: A038670
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