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

Works: 1,258 works in 2,338 publications in 3 languages and 52,818 library holdings
Genres: Speeches in Congress  History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Controversial literature  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: E457.4, 973.68
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The Lincoln-Douglas debates : the first complete, unexpurgated text by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 2,003 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 of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
20 editions published between 1908 and 2008 in English and held by 1,901 libraries worldwide
Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and American politician Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813-1861) debated seven times during the 1858 campaign for a senate seat from Illinois. Lincoln lost the 1858 election, but defeated Douglas in the 1860 campaign for the presidency. The site features a list of the locations of the debates
Created equal? : the complete Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
10 editions published between 1958 and 1985 in English and held by 1,709 libraries worldwide
Popular sovereignty in the territories the dividing line between federal and local authority by Stephen A Douglas( file )
32 editions published between 1859 and 1959 in English and held by 967 libraries worldwide
The writings of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
21 editions published between 1905 and 1942 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln never wrote a book: his ideas are contained in speeches, letters, and various occasional writings. By bringing these works together into a single anthology, this book shows that Lincoln deserves to be counted among the great political philosophers. In addition to many examples of Lincolnʹs writings, this volume includes four interpretive essays that will provide an intellectual feast for any reader exploring his complex legacy. Danilo Petranovich looks at Lincolnʹs conception of the Union and its radically new focus on purging the nation of the problem of slavery. Ralph Lerner reconsiders Lincolnʹs relation to the American framers and in particular his effort to put the Declaration of Independence on a new foundation. Benjamin Kleinerman examines Lincolnʹs always controversial views on the scope of executive power during war. And Steven Smith considers the place of religion in Lincolnʹs political thought through a close reading of his Second Inaugural Address
The Lincoln-Douglas debates by Abraham Lincoln( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 668 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
The Lincoln-Douglas debates by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
11 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
Text of the seven debates and an account of their political setting, with annotations
Political debates between Abraham Lincoln and 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 Abraham Lincoln in Ohio in 1859, and a complete index to the whole by Abraham Lincoln( file )
15 editions published between 1894 and 2000 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
The Senatorial election of 1858 that Lincoln would lose propelled him to the Presidency in 1860 upon the widespread publication of these seven masterpieces of debate on the virtue of the republic and the evil of slavery
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( file )
17 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
In the name of the people; speeches and writings of Lincoln and Douglas in the Ohio campaign of 1859 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 409 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( file )
8 editions published between 1858 and 1988 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Kansas-Lecompton convention speech of Senator Douglas of Illinois on the President's message, delivered in the Senate of the United States, December 9, 1857 by Stephen A Douglas( file )
8 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Speech of Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, on the "measures of adjustment" delivered in the City Hall, Chicago, October 23, 1850 by Stephen A Douglas( file )
25 editions published between 1850 and 1996 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
The complete Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
The Lincoln-Douglas debates remain our culture's model of what public debate ought to be. This new edition of the complete transcripts of the debates and eyewitness interpretations of them includes a new foreword by David Zarefsky
The Nebraska question comprising speeches in the United States Senate ( file )
4 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 293 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 )
7 editions published between 1866 and 1979 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Arnold-Douglas, Stephen 1813-1861
Douglas, S. A. 1813-1861
Douglas, S. A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861
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