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The great triumvirate : Webster, Clay, and Calhoun

Author: Merrill D Peterson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [1987]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Enormously powerful, intensely ambitious, the very personifications of their respective regions--Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John C. Calhoun represented the foremost statesmen of their age. In the decades preceding the Civil War, they dominated American congressional politics as no other figures have. Now Merrill D. Peterson, one of our most gifted historians, brilliantly re-creates the lives and times of these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Daniel Webster; Henry Clay; John C Calhoun; Daniel Webster; Henry Clay; John C Calhoun; Daniel Webster; Henry Clay; John C Calhoun; John C Calhoun; Henry Clay; Daniel Webster; John C Calhoun; Henry Clay; Daniel Webster; Daniel Webster; Henry Clay; John C Calhoun; Daniel Webster; John Caldwell Calhoun; Henry Clay; John C Calhoun; Daniel (Politiker) Webster; Henry (Politiker) Clay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merrill D Peterson
ISBN: 9780195038774 0195038770 9780195056860 0195056868
OCLC Number: 15016375
Description: x, 573 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Paths to power --
Dimensions of nationalism --
The political crossroads --
Liberty and union --
The embattled senators --
The whig debacle --
Private lives, public images --
Ordeal of the union.
Responsibility: Merrill D. Peterson.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_71552
991000266319705351

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This is a joint biography of Daniel Webster, Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, the most prominent of the second generation of American statesmen, from 1812 until 1850.  Read more...
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`Merrill Peterson has given us a thorough and scholarly account of these three giants and the grand debates that consumed their lives.' The Book Review/Los Angeles Times `Elaborate and learned new Read more...

 
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