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

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Works: 1,257 works in 2,628 publications in 1 language and 59,177 library holdings
Genres: Speeches  Sources  History  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
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The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

33 editions published between 1908 and 2014 in English and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suggestions for further reading": p. 330
Created equal? The complete Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lincoln-Douglas debates : the first complete, unexpurgated text by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,516 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 by Abraham Lincoln( Recording )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 578 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
In the name of the people; speeches and writings of Lincoln and Douglas in the Ohio campaign of 1859 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

6 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

20 editions published between 1866 and 2000 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular sovereignty in the territories : the dividing line between federal and local authority by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

13 editions published between 1859 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas--Lecompton convention. Speech of Senator Douglas, of Illinois, on the President's message by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

16 editions published between 1857 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 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( Book )

24 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 158 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( Book )

10 editions published between 1858 and 1988 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-interference by Congress with slavery in the territories : Speech of Senator Douglas, of Illinois, delivered in the Senate of the United States, May 15 & 16, 1860 by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

25 editions published between 1860 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech of Senator S.A. Douglas on the invasion of states : and his reply to Mr. Fessenden : delivered in the Senate of the United States, January 23, 1860 by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

14 editions published between 1860 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular sovereignty in the territories : judge douglas in reply to judge black by STEPHEN A DOUGLAS( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debates of Lincoln & Douglas by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

8 editions published between 1860 and 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American conscience; the drama of the Lincoln-Douglas debates by Saul Sigelschiffer( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen A. Douglas, defender of the Union by Gerald M Capers( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Lincoln-Douglas debates
Alternative Names
Arnold-Douglas, Stephen 1813-1861

Douglas, S.A.

Douglas, S. A. 1813-1861

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

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

Douglas, Stephen

Douglas, Stephen 1813-1861

Douglas, Stephen A.

Douglas, Stephen A. 1813-1861

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

Douglas, Stephen Arnold

Douglas, Stephen Arnold 1813-1861

Little Giant

Little Giant 1813-1861

Stephen A. Douglas American politician

Stephen A. Douglas amerikai szenátor

Stephen A. Douglas amerikansk politiker

Stephen A. Douglas polític estatunidenc

Stephen A. Douglas politicien américain

Stephen A. Douglas Político estadounidense

Stephen A. Douglas politico statunitense

Stephen A. Douglas US-amerikaanschen Politiker

Stephen A. Douglas US-amerikanesche Politiker

Stephen A. Douglas US-amerikanischer Politiker

Stephen Douglas Amerikaans politicus

Stephen Douglas yhdysvaltalainen poliitikko

Дуглас, Стивен

Стивен Арнольд Дуглас

Стивен Дуглас американский политик

סטיבן דאגלס

סטיבן דאגלס פוליטיקאי אמריקאי

استفن ای. داگلاس قاضی، وکیل، و سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی

ستيفن أ. دوغلاس

ستيفن أ. دوغلاس سياسي أمريكي

스티븐 A. 더글러스 미국의 정치인

スティーブン・ダグラス

史蒂芬·A·道格拉斯

史蒂芬·安诺德·道格拉斯

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English (368)

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The Lincoln-Douglas debates : the first complete, unexpurgated textPolitical debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, in the celebrated campaign of 1858, in Illinois : including the preceding speeches of each, at Chicago, Springfield, etc. : also, the two great speeches of Mr. Lincoln in Ohio, in 1859, as carefully prepared by the reporters of each party, and published at the times of their deliveryThe Lincoln-Douglas debatesDebates of Lincoln & DouglasCrisis of the house divided; an interpretation of the issues in the Lincoln-Douglas debatesYear of meteors : Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil WarLincoln at Peoria : the turning point : getting right with the Declaration of Independence