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The most colorful member of Kentucky’s most illustrious family, Cassius Marcellus Clay is a legendary figure in the Bluegrass. This lively biography records both the traditions surrounding Clay and the historical facts of his life, which are themselves the stuff of legend. Although Clay was a dedicated emancipationist, his real interest lay in broad issues of human freedom. The story of Clay's True American, his service in the Mexican War, his accomplishments as Lincoln's minister to Russia, and his active post-Civil War political life are all told against the background of the climactic events of a lifetime that spanned almost a century of American history.

Publication Date

1976

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813108612

eISBN

9780813147871

Keywords

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Politicians, United States, Abolitionists, Kentucky

Disciplines

United States History

Cassius Marcellus Clay: Firebrand of Freedom
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