The Compromise of 1850
This event was part of the series Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room. It was held in the rain venue, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. The program was co-sponsored by the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, USA.
Fergus Bordewich talked about the Compromise of 1850 and the two generations of senators who dominated the great debate. Mr. Bordewich focused on Henry Clay, Stephen Douglas, and the impact of slavery on the Compromise that preserved the Union. He was interviewed by Professor Lewis and responded to questions from members of the audience.
This event was part of the series Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room. It was held in the rain venue, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. The program was co-sponsored by the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, USA. close
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Fergus M. Bordewich Author
David Levering Lewis Professor New York University->History Department
Louise Mirrer President and CEO New York Historical Society
Paul Romero Director Bryant Park Corporation->Tourism and Visitor Services
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