Book Discussion on At the Edge of the Precipice

Robert Remini, historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, presents a history of the Compromise of 1850 brokered between the North and… read more

Robert Remini, historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, presents a history of the Compromise of 1850 brokered between the North and South by Kentucky Senator Henry Clay. The Compromise was born from a debate between Northern and Southern politicians who argued whether America’s newest states, gained following the Mexican war, should be free or allow slavery. The Compromise collapsed ten years after it’s agreement and led to the South’s succession. Robert Remini discussed his book at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the opening of the “Discovering the Civil War” exhibit which launches the sesquicentennial commemoration of the war’s beginning. close

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Book Discussion on At the Edge of the Precipice

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 24, 2010
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