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Lincoln and Douglas : the debates that defined America

Author: Allen C Guelzo
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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What carried this one-term congressman from obscurity to fame was his Senate campaign against the country's most formidable politician, Stephen A. Douglas, in the summer and fall of 1858. Lincoln challenged Douglas directly in one of his greatest speeches--"A house divided against itself cannot stand"--And confronted Douglas on the questions of slavery and the inviolability of the Union in seven fierce debates. Of  Read more...
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Guelzo, Allen C.
Lincoln and Douglas.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008
(OCoLC)607696413
Online version:
Guelzo, Allen C.
Lincoln and Douglas.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008
(OCoLC)608612243
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Stephen A Douglas; Abraham Lincoln; Stephen A Douglas, Politiker.; Stephen A Douglas; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen C Guelzo
ISBN: 9780743273206 0743273206
OCLC Number: 166373213
Description: xxvii, 383 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Allen C. Guelzo.
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From the two-time winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize comes a brilliant account of the most famous open-air debates in American history--those between Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln.  Read more...

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