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The Resource Henry Clay : America's greatest statesman, Harlow Giles Unger

Henry Clay : America's greatest statesman, Harlow Giles Unger

Label
Henry Clay : America's greatest statesman
Title
Henry Clay
Title remainder
America's greatest statesman
Statement of responsibility
Harlow Giles Unger
Title variation
Henry Clay
Title variation remainder
Americas greatest statesman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a critical and little-known chapter of early American history, author Harlow Giles Unger tells how a fearless young Kentucky lawyer threw open the doors of Congress during the nation's formative years and prevented dissolution of the infant American republic. The only freshman congressman ever elected Speaker of the House, Henry Clay brought an arsenal of rhetorical weapons to subdue feuding members of the House of Representatives and established the Speaker as the most powerful elected official after the President. During fifty years in public service as congressman, senator, secretary of state, and four-time presidential candidate Clay constantly battled to save the Union, summoning uncanny negotiating skills to force bitter foes from North and South to compromise on slavery and forego secession. His famous "Missouri Compromise" and four other compromises thwarted civil war "by a power and influence," Lincoln said, "which belonged to no other statesman of his age and times
Summary
In a little known chapter of early American history, a fearless Kentucky lawyer rids Congress of corruption and violence in an era when congressmen debated with bullets as well as ballots. Harlow Giles Unger reveals how Henry Clay, the youngest congressman ever elected Speaker of the House, rewrote congressional rules and established the Speaker as the most powerful elected official after the president
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10448574
Cataloging source
DLC
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1931-
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Unger, Harlow G.
Dewey number
328.73/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Clay, Henry
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • United States
  • Clay, Henry
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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America's greatest statesman
Label
Henry Clay : America's greatest statesman, Harlow Giles Unger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn905450290
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xviii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780306823916
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)905450290
Label
Henry Clay : America's greatest statesman, Harlow Giles Unger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn905450290
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xviii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780306823916
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)905450290

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