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Washington: How Slaves, Idealists, and Scoundrels Created the Nation's Capital
by Fergus Bordewich
Washington, D.C., is home to the most influential power brokers in the world. But how did we come to call D.C.—a place once described as a mere swamp "producing nothing except myriads of toads and frogs (of enormous size)," and which was strategically indefensible, captive to the politics of slavery, and the target of unbridled land...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union
by Fergus M. Bordewich
The Mexican War introduced vast new territories into the United States, among them California and the present-day Southwest. When gold was discovered in California in the great Gold Rush of 1849, the population swelled, and settlers petitioned for admission to the Union. But the U.S. Senate was precariously balanced with fifteen free...
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The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government
by Fergus M. Bordewich
This “fascinating” ( Chicago Tribune ), “lively” ( The New York Times ) history tells how the First Congress and the Washington administration created one of the most productive and far-reaching governments in American history—“gracefully written…and well worth reading” ( The Wall Street Journal ). The First Congress may...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railro
by Fergus Bordewich
An important book of epic scope on America’s first racially integrated, religiously-inspired political movement for change—The Underground Railroad, a movement peopled by daring heroes and heroines, and everyday folk For most, the mention of the Underground Railroad evokes images of hidden tunnels, midnight rides, and hairsbreadth...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
The Looming Conflict
by Fergus M. Bordewich
This collection of six essays incorporates both historical narrative and firsthand reporting by the author. They focus on the central role that struggle over slavery and freedom played in the politics that led to secession and war. They include articles on the Underground Railroad, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown, the rivalry...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
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