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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0823223426
ISBN-13: 9780823223428
Sku: 36282177
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  394
 
The seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held during the Illinois senatorial race of 1858 are among the most important statements in American political history, dramatic struggles over the issues that would tear apart the nation in the Civil War: the virtues of a republic and the evils of slavery. In this acclaimed book, Holzer brings us as close as possible to what Lincoln and Douglas actually said, Using transcripts of Lincoln''s speeches as recorded by the pro-Douglas newspaper, and vice-versa, he offers the most reliable, unedited record available of the debates. Also included are background on the sites, crowd comments, and a new introduction.A vivid, boisterous picture of politics during our most divisive period.This fresh, fascinating examination.. deserves a place in all American history collection.-Library Journal
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The seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held during the Illinois senatorial race of 1858 are among the most important in American history. Classics of political rhetoric, the debates embodied dramatic struggles over the issues that would tear apart the nation in the Civil War: the virtues of a republic and the evils of slavery.|In this book, Harold Holzer brings us as close as possible to what Lincoln and Douglas actually said. He successfully confronts what has been a problem for historians: the accuracy of the transcriptions of the debates. The debates were transcribed by reporters of many newspapers, each unabashedly partisan. Historians have long been suspicious of the accuracy of many accounts since reporters often reported the debates through prejudiced lenses.|Holzer takes steps to ensure maximum fidelity to the words of Lincoln and Douglas. Using transcripts of Lincoln's speeches as recorded by the pro-Douglas newspaper, and vice versa, he offers the most reliable, unedited record available of the debates. He also includes detailed background on the two combatants, the sites, and on the often exuberant reactions and comments of the audience.The seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held during the Illinois senatorial race of 1858 are among the most important statements in American political history, dramatic struggles over the issues that would tear apart the nation in the Civil War: the virtues of a republic and the evils of slavery. In this acclaimed book, Holzer brings us as close as possible to what Lincoln and Douglas actually said, Using transcripts of Lincoln's speeches as recorded by the pro-Douglas newspaper, and vice-versa, he offers the most reliable, unedited record available of the debates. Also included are background on the sites, crowd comments, and a new introduction.A vivid, boisterous picture of politics during our most divisive period.This fresh, fascinating examination.. deserves a place in all American history collection.-Library Journal

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