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ISBN-10: 0465012884

ISBN-13: 9780465012886

ISBN-10: 0465024890

ISBN-13: 9780465024896

ISBN-10: 1441740252

ISBN-13: 9781441740250

In 1850, the USA hovered on the point of disunion. Tensions among slave-holders and abolitionists fastened, because the debate over slavery grew rancorous. An inflow of latest territory triggered Northern politicians to call for that new states stay loose; in reaction, Southerners baldly threatened to secede from the Union. in simple terms Henry Clay may maintain the kingdom together.

At the sting of the Precipice is historian Robert V. Remini's attention-grabbing recounting of the Compromise of 1850, a great act of political will that just a skillful statesman like Clay may perhaps dealer. even supposing the Compromise may cave in ten years later, plunging the kingdom into civil warfare, Clay's victory in 1850 eventually stored the Union by means of giving the North an additional decade to industrialize and prepare.

A masterful narrative through an eminent historian, At the sting of the Precipice additionally deals a well timed reminder of the significance of bipartisanship in a bellicose age.

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