About the Program
Robert Remini presents a history of the Compromise of 1850 brokered between the North and South by Kentucky Senator, Henry Clay. The Compromise was born from a debate between Northern and Southern politicians who argued that America's newest states, gained following the Mexican war, should be free or allow slavery. The Compromise collapsed ten years after its agreement and lead to the South's succession. Henry Clay introduced the Compromise of 1850 to the Senate on January 29, 1850. Robert Remini discusses his book at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Robert Remini died on March 28, 2013, at the age of 91.
Robert Remini was an emeritus history professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Remini is the author of biographies of John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay. He received the National Book Award for the third volume of his multiple volume biography of Andrew Jackson. Robert Remini died on March 28, 2013, at the age of 91.
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