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Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold) 1813-1861

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Works: 1,265 works in 2,374 publications in 1 language and 50,470 library holdings
Genres: Speeches in Congress  History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Controversial literature  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Illustrator
Classifications: E457.4, 973.68
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Created equal? : the complete Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
16 editions published between 1958 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lincoln-Douglas debates remain our culture's model of what public debate ought to be. This new edition of the complete transcripts of the debates and eyewitness interpretations of them includes a new foreword by David Zarefsky
The Lincoln-Douglas debates : the first complete, unexpurgated text by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the blistering summer of 1858, as America teetered on the brink of disunion, two Illinois politicians seized the nation's attention and gripped it for two extraordinary months. Through the sheer force of their words, personalities, and ideas, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas transformed a local contest for the U.S. Senate into a watershed national debate on the contentious issue of slavery and, indeed, on the principles upon which this country was founded. Yet what Lincoln and Douglas really said in those seminal debates has long been suppressed. At the time, newspapers were blatantly partisan, and though stenographers took down the speeches word for word, editors and transcribers subsequently "improved" their candidate's remarks while printing his opponent's words, warts and all. What has been reprinted ever since are the "improved," inaccurate versions. Harold Holzer has uncovered unedited texts of the debates, and this book will be the first ever to present all seven of them in their unexpurgated entirety. Besides the first true transcription of the debates, Holzer offers, through an Introduction and extensive notes, crystalline portraits of the combatants - their personalities and bearing, their quirks and foibles. Holzer also casts a brilliant light on the "house divided against itself," showing us an America at once exuberant and deeply uncertain about its future. He provides trenchant evocations of the physical and emotional stages on which the debates were set. We glimpse the feverishly enthusiastic audiences that mobbed the debates. We also witness the exceptional fervor with which the entire country followed them. Lincoln and Douglas galvanized a nation and permanently transformed our national consciousness with the speeches they gave during the summer and fall of 1858. To read the words these men actually spoke in their historic confrontation is an opportunity to witness the apex of American political discourse. Here - for the first time in more than 130 years - are those words. Here - at last - is that opportunity
The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
20 editions published between 1908 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and American politician Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813-1861) debated seven times during the 1858 campaign for a senate seat from Illinois. Lincoln lost the 1858 election, but defeated Douglas in the 1860 campaign for the presidency. The site features a list of the locations of the debates
The writings of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
22 editions published between 1905 and 1942 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lincoln-Douglas debates by Abraham Lincoln ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, seven legendary meetings between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas during their 1858 senatorial campaign in Illinois, made history, and changed its course as well. ... The debates were the culmination of a political rivalry that had its origin twenty-five years before, when Lincoln and Douglas were aspiring politicians in the Illinois legislature. The main theme was slavery and its expansion into the western territories. Douglas argued for the concept of popular sovereignty, with the people of each territory deciding the slavery question for themselves. But in Lincoln's view, this approach would nationalize and perpetuate slavery. Though Douglas won re-election to the Senate, Lincoln's gift for oratory and his anti-slavery stance in the debates made him a nationally known figure, and led to his election to the presidency in 1860"--Container
A brief treatise upon constitutional and party questions and the history of political parties as I received it orally from the late Senator Stephen A. Douglas, of Illinois by Stephen A Douglas ( Book )
12 editions published between 1866 and 1979 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lincoln-Douglas debates by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
11 editions published between 1918 and 2008 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text of the seven debates and an account of their political setting, with annotations
Popular sovereignty in the territories Judge Douglas in reply to Judge Black by Stephen A Douglas ( )
20 editions published between 1859 and 1959 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Popular sovereignty in the territories the dividing line between federal and local authority by Stephen A Douglas ( )
15 editions published between 1859 and 1860 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the name of the people; speeches and writings of Lincoln and Douglas in the Ohio campaign of 1859 by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
5 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speech of Senator Douglas, of Illinois, against the admission of Kansas under the Lecompton constitution delivered in the Senate of the United States, March 22, 1858 by Stephen A Douglas ( )
8 editions published between 1858 and 1988 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Admission of Kansas under the Wyandott constitution speech of Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, in reply to Mr. Seward and Mr. Trumbull by Stephen A Douglas ( )
8 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in the senatorial campaign of 1858 in Illinois : together with certain preceding speeches of each at Chicago, Springfield, etc. by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
15 editions published between 1912 and 1926 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kansas-Lecompton convention speech of Senator Douglas of Illinois on the President's message, delivered in the Senate of the United States, December 9, 1857 by Stephen A Douglas ( )
8 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nebraska question comprising speeches in the United States Senate ( )
6 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Speech of Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, on the "measures of adjustment" delivered in the City Hall, Chicago, October 23, 1850 by Stephen A Douglas ( Book )
26 editions published between 1850 and 1996 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Arnold-Douglas, Stephen 1813-1861
Douglas, S. A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861
Douglas, Stephen
Douglas, Stephen 1813-1861
Douglas, Stephen A.
Douglas, Stephen A., 1813-1861
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861
Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861
Little Giant, 1813-1861
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