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Author Guelzo, Allen C.

Title Lincoln and Douglas : the debates that defined America / Allen C. Guelzo.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, [2008]


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Edition First Simon and Schuster harcover edition.
Description xxvii, 383 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-364) and index.
Contents Introduction : from Lincoln and Douglas to Nixon and Kennedy -- The least man I ever saw -- Take care of your old Whigs -- A David greater than Goliath -- For God's sake, Linder, come up -- In the face of the nation -- The same tyrannical principle -- Epilogue : one supreme issue.
Summary Guelzo gives us an astute, gracefully written account of the celebrated Lincoln?Douglas debates of 1858. These seven debates between two powerful attorneys and statesmen, Abraham Lincoln and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, starkly defined the stakes between sharply different positions on slavery and union on the eve of civil war and offered examples of serious, deeply reasoned exchanges of views rarely seen in American politics... Douglas won re-election that year, but Lincoln gained national recognition despite losing and then defeated Douglas three years later for the presidency. Perhaps more important, the views that Lincoln enunciated in 1858?that the government, heeding the majority's will, should halt slavery's further spread?laid the foundation for emancipation and a new era in the nation's history.
Subject Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861 -- Political and social views.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1857-1861.
Illinois -- Politics and government -- To 1865.
ISBN 9780743273206
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