Contributor biographical information for America's great debate : Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the compromise that preserved the Union / Fergus M. Bordewich.


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Fergus M. Bordewich is the author of several books, including Washington: The Making of the American Capital, Bound for Canaan, Killing the White Man's Indian, and My Mother's Ghost, a memoir. The son of a national civil rights leader for Native Americans, he was introduced early in life to racial politics. As a journalist, he has written widely on political and cultural subjects in Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, American Heritage, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Reader's Digest, and many other publications. He was born in New York City, and now lives in Washington, D.C.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Compromise of 1850.
Clay, Henry, -- 1777-1852.
Douglas, Stephen A. -- (Stephen Arnold), -- 1813-1861.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.