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Compromise of 1850: Primary Documents in American History

Digital Resources

The Library of Congress website contains a variety of digital materials related to the Compromise of 1850, including congressional publications, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, printed ephemera, and newspaper articles.

Congressional Publications

Compromise of 1850 Debate References:

Selected references to debate on the Compromise of 1850 can be found in the Congressional Globe on the following dates:

Search this collection in the 31st Congress, 1st Session, to find additional congressional documents related to the Compromise of 1850.


Rare Books, Pamphlets, and Printed Ephemera

Selected highlights from this collection:

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