BRODERICK AND GWIN. THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY CONTEST FOR A SEAT IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES EVER KNOWN. A Brief History of Early Politics in California. Sketches of Prominent Actors in the Scenes, and an Unbiased Account of the Fata
San Francisco Bacon & Company, Printers 1881 (ix) 254 pages. First Edition. Original brown cloth. 4" x 6". David Broderick came west for the Gold Rush and establishd himself as an anti-slavery politician in early San Francisco. He was elected U.S. Senator from California in 1856. William Gwin was a pro-slavery U.S. Senator from California and often clashed with Broderick. This book also covers in detail the last duel in San Francisco, between Broderick and firebrand Justice David Terry, which cost Broderick his life. Author O'Meara himself was a well-known San Francisco character, having played a major part on the Vigilence Committee of 1856. Howes O83; Cowan II 463. A Very Good (Some soiling and edgewear; hinge open but holding at title page; page ix (contents) loose) copy, now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via USPS media mail to any United States address.
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