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The anti - slavery party was nonplussed for a while , and lost its bearings . Talk of secession of the North from the Union bubbled around Boston . A secession convention was called to meet at Worcester , but before the time came for ...
The Democrats , split asunder by a row within their party , nominated two candidates for President . The nominee of the Northern wing was Stephen A. Douglas , of Illinois , an extremely clever politician whose enormous capacity for ...
They were the leaders of the Republican party , and Johnson had come into office as a Republican . He had lost the support of his party leaders . “ If something is not done , ” Thaddeus Stevens wrote to Sumner , “ the President will be ...
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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