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    The Speakership Fight in 1860

    Jonathan Earle talked about the contest for the position of speaker of the House in 1860. While Congress was grappling with the issues of secession and slavery, the House of Representatives debated for two months over who…

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    Congress Confronting Slavery, Part 1

    The U.S. Capitol Historical Society 2006 Spring Conference “Congress and Slavery in the 1840s and 1850s” is the third in the series, “The National Capitol in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District…