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Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) The Nebraska question comprising speeches in the United States Senate by Mr. Douglas, Mr. Chase, Mr. Smith, Mr. Everett, Mr. Wade, Mr. Badger, Mr. Seward, and Mr. Sumner...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05116.02 Author/Creator: Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1854 Pagination: 1 v. : 125 p. ; 24.6 x 15.5 cm.

Summary of Content: (title continues)... together with the history of the Missouri Compromise Daniel Webster's memorial in regard to it-- History of the annexation of Texas-- the organization of Oregon Territory-- and the Compromise of 1850. Published by Justus S. Redfield. Consists of speeches related to the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the debate preceding it, and the sectional crisis. Opens with a discussion of the Missouri Compromise followed by Daniel Webster's comments on the Compromise. On the extension of slavery into new territories, Webster writes "If the progress of this great evil is ever to be arrested, it seems to the undersigned that this is the time to arrest it." Identical to GLC05116.01, except this copy contains an extra cover page with advertisements on verso, as well as four pages in back and a detached back cover also containing advertisements.

Background Information:

People: Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861
Wade, Benjamin Franklin, 1800-1878
Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874
Redfield, Justus Starr, 1810-1888
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: CongressPoliticsAbolitionSlaveryAfrican American HistoryWestward ExpansionMissouri CompromiseStatehoodBleeding KansasGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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