The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text / Edition 1

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text / Edition 1

by Harold Holzer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0823223426

ISBN-13: 9780823223428

Pub. Date: 03/23/2004

Publisher: Fordham University Press


The seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held during the Illinois senatorial race of 1858 are among the most important statements in American political history, dramatic struggles over the issues that would tear apart the nation in the Civil War: the virtues of a republic and the evils of slavery. In this acclaimed book, Holzer brings us

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The seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held during the Illinois senatorial race of 1858 are among the most important statements in American political history, dramatic struggles over the issues that would tear apart the nation in the Civil War: the virtues of a republic and the evils of slavery. In this acclaimed book, Holzer brings us as close as possible to what Lincoln and Douglas actually said, Using transcripts of Lincoln's speeches as recorded by the pro-Douglas newspaper, and vice-versa, he offers the most reliable, unedited record available of the debates. Also included are background on the sites, crowd comments, and a new introduction.A vivid, boisterous picture of politics during our most divisive period.This fresh, fascinating examination.. deserves a place in all American history collection.-Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823223428
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
03/23/2004
Edition description:
2
Pages:
394
Sales rank:
1,272,374
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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