Life of Henry Clay

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Life of Henry Clay
by Carl Schurz
The bulk of this text and the page numberings are from the 1896 edition of this book. The Editor's Preface, Illustrations for Volume I and Volume II, and the text for pp. 377-380 of Volume I are from the 1899 edition which was volumes XIX and XX from Houghton, Mifflin and Company's Riverside Press American Statesmen series. The Index is omitted.

American Statesmen
John T. Morse, Jr., ed.




LIFE OF HENRY CLAY


BY

CARL SCHURZ


IN TWO VOLUMES


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CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

 

 
CHAPTER PAGE
Editor's Preface v
Illustrations xv
I. Youth 1
II. The Kentucky Lawyer 13
III. Beginnings in Politics 27
IV. Beginnings in Legislation 38
V. The War of 1812 67
VI. Ghent and London 102
VII. In the House of Representatives 126
VIII. The Missouri Compromise 172
IX. Candidate for the Presidency 203
X. President-Maker 236
XI. Secretary of State 258
XII. The Party Chiefs 311
XIII. The Campaign of 1832 350
 
 

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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

 

 
CHAPTER PAGE
Illustrations
XIV. The Compromise of 1833 1
XV. The Removal of the Deposits 23
XVI. French Difficulties — Indians — Patronage 52
XVII. Slavery 69
XVIII. The Exit of President Jackson 95
XIX. The Crisis of 1837 113
XX. Clay and Van Buren 128
XXI. Slavery Again 152
XXII. The Election of 1840 171
XXIII. Clay and Tyler 198
XXIV. The Election of 1844 228
XXV. 1844-1849 268
XXVI. The Compromise of 1850 315
XXVII. The End 373


Copyright, 1887 and 1899,
By CARL SCHURZ


Copyright, 1899,
By HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.


All rights reserved.


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