Wednesday, October 05, 2011

"As certain as truth and God exist, the admission of Texas into this Union will prove, sooner or later, an element of overwhelming ruin to the Republic..."

Citation of Congressman Daniel Barnard of New York's remarks "on the floor of the House of Representatives, January 1845."

Snippet from Joel H. Sibley's fascinating study, titled Storm Over Texas: The Annexation Controversy and the Road to Civil War.

His masterful book is one of a series called Pivotal Moments in American History.

Another book in this series has this fascinating title, for someone like myself who studied The History of Jazz to Rock at UTEP in the Fall of 2004: All Shook Up: How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America. By Glenn C. Altschuler. :)


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