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Robert V. Remini

Robert V. Remini served as Historian of the United State House of Representatives from 2005 until his retirement in 2010. Remini, winner of the 1984 National Book Award for Andrew Jackson: Volume 3, The Course of American Democracy, 1833–1845 (Harper & Row), currently is Professor of History Emeritus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Articles by Robert Remini

Fistfights broke out in Congress in 1850 over whether the territories just won in the Mexican War should be slave or free—and only a last-minute series of compromises prevented catastrophe Read >>
On the 150th anniversary of Texan independence, we trace the fierce negotiations that brought the republic into the Union after ten turbulent years Read >>

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