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Lincoln and Douglas : the debates that defined America

Author: Allen C Guelzo
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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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
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Stephen A Douglas; Stephen A Douglas; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Allen C Guelzo
OCLC Number: 225155069
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2008. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono, ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction: From Lincoln and Douglas to Nixon and Kennedy --
Least man I ever saw --
Take care of your old Whigs --
David greater than Goliath --
For God's sake, Linder, come up --
In the face of the nation --
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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schema:description"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.... Lincoln would emerge a predominant national figure, the leader of his party, the man who would bear the burden of the national confrontation. Of course, the great issue between Lincoln and Douglas was slavery. Douglas was the champion of "popular sovereignty," of letting states and territories decide for themselves whether to legalize slavery. Lincoln drew a moral line, arguing that slavery was a violation both of natural law and of the principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence. No majority could ever make slavery right, he argued. Lincoln lost that Senate race to Douglas, though he came close to toppling the "Little Giant," whom almost everyone thought was unbeatable. -Dust jacket."
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