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Arguing about Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress by William Lee Miller
English | 1996 | ISBN: 0394569229 | ISBN-13: 9780394569222 | 577 pages | PDF | 4,5 MB

 

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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