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The Lincoln-Douglas debates

Author: Abraham LincolnStephen A DouglasDavid StrathairnRichard DreyfussMichael McConnohieAll authors
Publisher: North Kingstown : BBC Audiobooks America, 2009.
Series: BBC audio collection.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Lincoln; Stephen A Douglas; David Strathairn; Richard Dreyfuss; Michael McConnohie; Allen C Guelzo
ISBN: 9780792762171 0792762177 1602834024 9781602834026
OCLC Number: 608497174
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 16:06:10.
Performer(s): Starring David Strathairn as Abraham Lincoln and Richard Dreyfuss as Stephen Douglas ; with additional narration by Michael McConnohie ; introduction by Allen C. Guelzo.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 231471 KB; MP3 file size: 453750 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: BBC audio collection.

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"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.

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