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Turning Over in His Grave?

Disunion was off the table for the Great Compromiser 150 years ago this week The New-York Times was speculating on Union operations on the lower Mississippi. In a long article that quotes heavily from the Richmond Daily Dispatch the editors … Continue reading

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Henry Clay on Secession

Henry Clay was called the “Great Compromiser” because of his work in the U.S. Congress during the North-South crises, especially in 1820 and 1850. The correspondent in this article says that Clay, who died in 1852, would not have compromised … Continue reading

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