Arguing about slavery : the great battle in the United States Congress /

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Main Author: Miller, William Lee.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : A.A. Knopf, 1996, c1995.
Edition:1st ed.
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Main Author:Miller, William Lee.
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A blow-by-blow re-creation of the battle royal that raged in Congress in the 1830s, when a small band of representatives, led by President John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts, employed intricate stratagems to outwit the Southern (and Southern-sympathizing) sponsors of the successive "gag" rules that had long blocked debate on the subject of slavery.

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Physical Description:x, 577 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [545]-553) and index.
ISBN:0394569229 :