The Resource Lincoln and Douglas : the debates that defined America, Allen C. Guelzo

Lincoln and Douglas : the debates that defined America, Allen C. Guelzo

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Lincoln and Douglas : the debates that defined America
Title
Lincoln and Douglas
Title remainder
the debates that defined America
Statement of responsibility
Allen C. Guelzo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 course, the great issue was slavery. Douglas was the champion of letting states and territories decide for themselves whether to legalize slavery. Lincoln drew a moral line, arguing that no majority could ever make slavery right. Lincoln lost that Senate race to Douglas, though he came close to toppling the "Little Giant," but he emerged a predominant national figure. Guelzo's book brings alive their debates and this whole year of campaigns, and underscores their centrality in the greatest conflict in American history.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guelzo, Allen C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.4
LC item number
.G84 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Douglas, Stephen A.
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858
  • United States
Label
Lincoln and Douglas : the debates that defined America, Allen C. Guelzo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-364) and index
Contents
Introduction: From Lincoln and Douglas to Nixon and Kennedy -- The least man I ever saw -- Take care of your old Whigs -- A David greater than Goliath -- For God's sake, Linder, come up -- In the face of the nation -- The same tyrannical principle -- Epilogue: One supreme issue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster harcover ed.
Extent
xxvii, 383 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743273206
Lccn
20070442 54
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)166373213
  • (OCoLC)166373213
Label
Lincoln and Douglas : the debates that defined America, Allen C. Guelzo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-364) and index
Contents
Introduction: From Lincoln and Douglas to Nixon and Kennedy -- The least man I ever saw -- Take care of your old Whigs -- A David greater than Goliath -- For God's sake, Linder, come up -- In the face of the nation -- The same tyrannical principle -- Epilogue: One supreme issue
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster harcover ed.
Extent
xxvii, 383 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743273206
Lccn
20070442 54
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)166373213
  • (OCoLC)166373213

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