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The great triumvirate :Webster, Clay, and Calhoun /Merrill D. Peterson.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Peterson, Merrill D.
Publication
New York : Oxford University Press
Date
1987.
Description
"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 great men in this monumental collective biography. Peterson brings to life the great events in which the Triumvirate figured so prominently, including the debates on Clay's American System, the Missouri Compromise, the Webster-Hayne debate, the Bank War, the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, the annexation of Texas, and the Compromise of 1850. At once a sweeping narrative and a penetrating study of non-presidential leadership, this book offers an indelible picture of this conservative era in which statesmen viewed the preservation of the legacy of free government inherited from the Founding Fathers as their principal mission. In fascinating detail, Peterson demonstrates how precisely Webster, Clay, and Calhoun exemplify three facets of this national mind."--Book description, Amazon.com.
x, 573 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica
Includes bibliographical references (pages 500-558) and index.
ISBN
0195038770
0195056868
9780195038774
9780195056860
GUSN
319877
Call Number
CPT CPT-01-110.439
Other People and Orgs
Calhoun, John C.
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850.
Calhoun, John C., 1782-1850.
Calhoun, John Caldwell
Calhoun, John Caldwell, (1782-1850)
Clay, Henry (Politiker)
Clay, Henry
Clay, Henry, (1777-1852)
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Webster, Daniel (Politiker)
Webster, Daniel
Webster, Daniel, (1782-1852)
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.
Descriptive terms
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Historical.
Biografie.
Biographie.
HISTORY.
Hommes d'État - États-Unis - Biographies.
Hommes d'État 19e siècle.
Hommes politiques Biographies.
Politics and government
Politics and government 1815-1861.
Politique et gouvernement 1815-1861.
Statesmen
Statesmen.
Material Type
Biography.
Places
USA.
United States
United States.
États-Unis
États-Unis - Politique et gouvernement - 1815-1861.

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