Arguing about slavery : the great battle in the United States Congress /
|Published:||New York : A.A. Knopf, 1996, c1995.|
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|Main Author:||Miller, William Lee.|
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. -553) and index.|