Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery: In the Crucible of Public Debate / Edition 2

Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery: In the Crucible of Public Debate / Edition 2

by David Zarefsky
     
 

Winner of the Speech Communication's Winans-Wichelns Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address.
 
Zarefsky examines the dynamics of the seven 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates, placing them in historical context and explaining the complicated issue of slavery in the territories, their focal point. He elucidates the candidates'

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Winner of the Speech Communication's Winans-Wichelns Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address.
 
Zarefsky examines the dynamics of the seven 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates, placing them in historical context and explaining the complicated issue of slavery in the territories, their focal point. He elucidates the candidates' arguments, analyzes their rhetorical strategies, and shows how public sentiment is transformed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226978765
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Edition description:
1
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
495,191
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. The Issues and the Men
2. The Senatorial Campaign
3. The Conspiracy Argument
4. The Legal Argument
5. The Historical Argument
6. The Moral Argument
7. The Aftermath of the Debates
8. The Debates and Public Argument
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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