The Papers of Henry Clay, 10
Candidate, Compromiser, Elder Statesman, January 1, 1844-June 29, 1852
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The culminating volume in The Papers of Henry Clay begins in 1844, the year when Clay came within a hair's breadth of achieving his lifelong goal -- the presidency of the United States. Volume 10 of Clay's papers, then, more than any other, reveals the Great Compromiser as a major player on the national political stage. Here are both the peak of his career and the inevitable decline. On a tour through the southern states in the spring, he seemed certain of gaining the Whig nomination and the nat.
University Press of Kentucky, 9780813100609, 1056pp.
Publication Date: February 22, 2012
About the Author
Melba Porter Hay is a specialist in the history of Kentucky and was associate editor of volumes 8 and 9 of The Papers of Henry Clay.