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Arguing About Slavery: John Quincy Adams and the Great Battle in the United States Congress
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date January 12, 1998
Pages 592
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679768449
ISBN-10 0679768440
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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Summary
Chronicles the 1830s battle over slavery in the U.S. Congress, a campaign led by former president John Quincy Adams and other prominent abolitionists. Reprint. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the 1830s slavery was so deeply entrenched that it could not even be discussed in Congress, which had enacted a "gag rule" to ensure that anti-slavery petitions would be summarily rejected. This stirring book chronicles the parliamentary battle to bring "the peculiar institution" into the national debate, a battle that some historians have called "the Pearl Harbor of the slavery controversy." The campaign to make slavery officially and respectably debatable was waged by John Quincy Adams who spent nine years defying gags, accusations of treason, and assassination threats. In the end he made his case through a combination of cunning and sheer endurance. Telling this story with a brilliant command of detail, Arguing About Slavery endows history with majestic sweep, heroism, and moral weight.



"Dramatic, immediate, intensely readable, fascinating and often moving."--New York Times Book Review

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from Vintage Books (January 12, 1998)
9780679768449 | details & prices | 592 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Describes the 1830s battle over slavery in the Congress, led by Adams and prominent abolitionists
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439502266 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.64 lbs | List price $28.00
About: In the 1830s slavery was so deeply entrenched that it could not even be discussed in Congress, which had enacted a "gag rule" to ensure that anti-slavery petitions would be summarily rejected.

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