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'America's Great Debate' Saved Union From War

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The Civil War remains the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history, and the defining crisis of the nation. But it might easily have started twelve years earlier.

Fergus Bordewich tells the story of the compromise that staved off civil war, and also made it inevitable, in his book, America's Great Debate.

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