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Lincoln at Peoria : the turning point : getting right with the Declaration of Independence

Author: Lewis E Lehrman
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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To understand Abraham Lincoln, one must understand the extraordinary antislavery speech he delivered at Peoria on October 16, 1854. This three-hour address marked the turning point in Lincoln's political pilgrimage, dramatically altering his political career and, as a result, American history. Here, historian Levis E. Lehrman examines the seminal speech and its historical context, arguing that the divide between the  Read more...
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Lehrman, Lewis E.
Lincoln at Peoria.
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c2008
(DLC) 2007050200
(OCoLC)185021472
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Stephen A Douglas; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Stephen Arnold Douglas; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis E Lehrman
ISBN: 9780811741033 0811741036
OCLC Number: 777401523
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 412 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. ON THE ROAD TO THE SPRINGFIELD SPEECH. Lincoln and Douglas: the early years --
Helping Congressman Yates --
Preparation to fight Kansas-Nebraska --
Senator Douglas returns to Illinois --
Speeches and debates --
Campaigning for free-soil --
2. SPRINGFIELD, PEORIA, AND BEYOND. On to Peoria --
Peoria speech --
The end of the 1854 debates --
The end of the campaign --
3. THE KANSAS-NEBRASKA ACT: THE CONTEXT. Douglas's motives --
Insertion of "inoperative and void" --
The Chase appeal --
The opposition --
The Whigs --
Pushing passage --
Protesting passage --
4. THE PEORIA SPEECH: THE IDEAS AND ARGUMENTS. The Founders and the Declaration of Independence --
National expansion and compromise --
The Compromise of 1850 --
Popular sovereignty and slavery --
Race and prejudice --
Nationhood and Union --
Principle and policy --
5. THE ROAD FROM PEORIA. Unintended consequences of Kansas-Nebraska --
Election results and realignment in Illinois --
The 1854-1855 Senate campaign --
Realignment and the Republican Party --
Bleeding Kansas --
The 1856 Bloomington Convention --
6. CHALLENGING "DRED SCOTT", THE SUPREME COURT, AND DOUGLAS --
The Republican reaction --
The 1858 senate campaign --
The Lincoln-Douglas debates --
The Presidential campaign --
7. PEORIA CHARACTERIZES THE LINCOLN PRESIDENCY. Declaration of Independence and the Constitution --
Preserving the Union --
Slavery and equality --
Union, morality, and reality --
The South --
Douglas and Lincoln --
The Bible and the world --
8. CODA --
9. THE PEORIA SPEECH AND THE HISTORIANS' RECORD --
Full text of speech at Peoria, Illinois --
Milestones in the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas.
Responsibility: [Lewis E. Lehrman].
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