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

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Works: 1,235 works in 2,580 publications in 1 language and 57,587 library holdings
Genres: Speeches  Records and correspondence  History  Controversial literature  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: E457.4, 923.273
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The Lincoln-Douglas debates : the first complete, unexpurgated text by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

25 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in English and held by 2,072 WorldCat member 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
Created equal? The complete Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

23 editions published between 1908 and 2008 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the complete transcripts of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas during the Illinois senatorial race of 1858
The Lincoln-Douglas debates by Abraham Lincoln( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member 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 political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in the senatorial campaign of 1858 in Illinois, together with certain preceding speeches of each at Chicago, Springfield, etc by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

45 editions published between 1894 and 2000 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member 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
The writings of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

11 editions published between 1905 and 1942 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

9 editions published between 1908 and 2014 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member 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
In the name of the people; speeches and writings of Lincoln and Douglas in the Ohio campaign of 1859 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

8 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member 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 )

21 editions published between 1866 and 2000 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member 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( Book )

34 editions published between 1850 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular sovereignty in the territories : Judge Douglas in reply to Judge Black by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

25 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular sovereignty in the territories : the dividing line between federal and local authority by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

11 editions published between 1859 and 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas--Lecompton convention. Speech of Senator Douglas, of Illinois, on the President's message by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

14 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( Book )

23 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member 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( Book )

11 editions published between 1857 and 1988 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-interference by Congress with slavery in the territories : Speech of Senator Douglas, of Illinois, delivered in the Senate of the United States, May 15 & 16, 1860 by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

25 editions published between 1860 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech of Senator S.A. Douglas on the invasion of states : and his reply to Mr. Fessenden : delivered in the Senate of the United States, January 23, 1860 by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

15 editions published between 1860 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Lincoln-Douglas debates : the first complete, unexpurgated text
Alternative Names
Arnold-Douglas, Stephen 1813-1861

Douglas, S.A.

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

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Douglas, Stephen A.

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

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Stephen A. Douglas American politician

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Stephen A. Douglas Político estadounidense

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Stephen A. Douglas US-amerikaanschen Politiker

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Stephen Douglas Amerikaans politicus

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Дуглас, Стивен

Стивен Арнольд Дуглас

סטיבן דאגלס

סטיבן דאגלס פוליטיקאי אמריקאי

استفن ای. داگلاس قاضی، وکیل، و سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی

ستيفن أ. دوغلاس

ستيفن أ. دوغلاس سياسي أمريكي

스티븐 A. 더글러스 미국의 정치인

スティーブン・ダグラス

史蒂芬·A·道格拉斯

史蒂芬·安诺德·道格拉斯

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The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858Political debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. 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 Mr. Lincoln in Ohio, in 1859, as carefully prepared by the reporters of each party, and published at the times of their deliveryThe Lincoln-Douglas debatesCrisis of the house divided; an interpretation of the issues in the Lincoln-Douglas debatesYear of meteors : Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil WarLincoln at Peoria : the turning point : getting right with the Declaration of IndependenceThe long pursuit : Abraham Lincoln's thirty-year struggle with Stephen Douglas for the heart and soul of America