Book Discussion on America's Great Debate

Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas and the Compromise That Preserved the… read more

Fergus Bordewich talked about his book, America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas and the Compromise That Preserved the Union. In it he tells the story of the nation’s westward expansion, slavery, and the Compromise of 1850, centering on the congressional debate of 1849-1850 and two senators who sought to shape the future course of the Union. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall. close

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Book Discussion on America's Great Debate

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308235-12
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 22, 2012
Last Aired:
Oct 15, 2012

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  • Sep 22, 2012 | 3:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 23, 2012 | 5:36am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 15, 2012 | 7:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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