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Publisher description for Arguing about slavery : the great battle in the United States Congress / William Lee Miller.

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Counter A blow-by-blow re-creation of the battle royal that raged in Congress in the 1830s, when a small band of representatives, led by President John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts, employed intricate stratagems to outwit the Southern (and Southern-sympathizing) sponsors of the successive "gag" rules that had long blocked debate on the subject of slavery.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States Politics and government 1815-1861, Slavery United States History 19th century, United States, Congress Freedom of debate, Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848