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Author Nuermberger, Ruth Ketring, 1905-

Title The Clays of Alabama : a Planter-Lawyer-Politician Family
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 1958
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Description 1 online resource (353 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Preface; Contents; 1. A Plantation on the Frontier; 2. Clement Clay Enters Politics; 3. Representative in Congress; 4. Governor and Senator; 5. The Clay Family Grows Up; 6. Young Clement Tries Politics; 7. Senator from Alabama; 8. The Road to Secession; 9. Confederate Senator; 10. Confusion and Hardship; 11. Canadian Adventure; 12. The Prisoner of State; 13. Reconstructing Life; 14. A Historical Estimate; Bibliographical Note; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary Of unique interest to the student of nineteenth century America is this account of the Alabama Clays, who in their private life were typical of the slaveholding aristocracy of the old South, but as lawyer-politicians played significant roles in state and national politics, in the development of the Democratic party, and in the affairs of the Confederacy. In the period from 1811 to 1915, the Clays were involved in many of the great problems confronting the South. This study of the Clay family includes accounts of the wartime legislation of the Confederate Congress and the activities of the Confe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Clay, Clement Comer, 1789-1866.
Clay family.
Alabama -- History -- 1819-1950 -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813164095 (electronic bk)
9780813164090 (electronic bk)