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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-319877

Description

x, 573 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm, "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Statesmen
HISTORY.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Historical.
Politics and government
Statesmen.
Hommes d'État 19e siècle.
Hommes politiques Biographies.
Biographie.
Hommes d'État - États-Unis - Biographies.
Biografie.
Politics and government 1815-1861.
Politique et gouvernement 1815-1861.

Originator

Peterson, Merrill D.

Publication

New York : Oxford University Press

Description

x, 573 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 500-558) and index.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica

ISBN

0195038770
9780195038774
9780195056860
0195056868

Call Number

CPT CPT-01-110.439

Other People and Orgs

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850.
Webster, Daniel, (1782-1852)
Calhoun, John Caldwell, (1782-1850)
Clay, Henry, (1777-1852)
Calhoun, John C.
Webster, Daniel (Politiker)
Clay, Henry (Politiker)
Calhoun, John Caldwell <1782-1850>
Clay, Henry <1777-1852>
Webster, Daniel <1782-1852>
Calhoun, John C., 1782-1850.

Material Type

Biography.

Places

United States
États-Unis
United States.
USA.
États-Unis - Politique et gouvernement - 1815-1861.