The Lincoln-Douglas Debates



While The Debates Between Abraham Lincoln And Stephen A Douglas Are Undoubtedly The Most Celebrated In American History, They May Also Be The Most Consequential As Well For The Issues So Fiercely Debated In 1858 Were About Various Interrelated Aspects Of One Momentous, Nation Threatening Issue Slavery The Contest Between Lincoln And Douglas Became A Testing Ground For The Viability Of Conflicting Ideals In A Nation Deeply Divided One Of The Most Colorful And Engaging Episodes In American History, This Series Of Debates Is Of Enduring Interest As An Illuminating Instance Of The Ever Recurring Dilemma Of Self Government What Happens When The Guiding Principle Of Democracy, Popular Sovereignty, Confronts A Principled Stand Against A Moral, Social, And Political Evil The Tragic Answer In This Case Came Three Years Later Civil War.Important As They Are, The Lincoln Douglas Debates Have Long Since Ceased To Be Self Explanatory This Edition Is The First To Provide A Text Founded On All Known Records, Rather Than Following One Or Another Of The Partisan And Sometimes Widely Varying Newspaper Accounts Meticulously Edited And Annotated, It Provides Numerous Aids To Help The Modern Reader Understand The Debates, Including Extensive Introductory Material, Commentary, And A Glossary The Fullest And Most Dependable Edition Of The Lincoln Douglas Debates Ever Prepared, This Edition Brings Readers As Close As Possible To The Original Words Of These Two Remarkable Men.The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

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[PDF] The Lincoln-Douglas Debates  By Abraham Lincoln – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 392 pages
  • The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • English
  • 11 September 2018
  • 0252033558

10 thoughts on “The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

  1. says:

    I ve listened to these debates too many times to count on my daily commute, at home, and many other places If you are a history nerd like me, this is manna from heaven Listening to David Strathairn as Abraham Lincoln and Richard ...

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    Any one who had a decent US history teacher had some encounter with the debates that took place between the incumbent Senator from Illinois Stephen A Douglas the Little Giant and the candidate Abraham Lincoln in 1858 They were 7 structured encounters that took place during that election which allowed the first speaker one hour to speak, then the opponent took one and a half hours and then the original speaker took a half hour to rebut I had never taken the time to read all seven debates Any one who had a decent US history teacher had some encounter with the debates that took place between the incumbent Senator from Illinois Stephen A Douglas the Little Giant and the candidate Abraham Lincoln in 1858 They were 7 structured encounters that took place during that election which allowed the first speaker one hour to speak, then the opponent took one and a half hours and then the original speaker took a half hour to rebut I had never taken t...

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    At some point I decided that reading original documents was the way to go when it came to studying history Maybe it was when I realized that the David Barton school of thought I d been brought up in was sketchy Though, DB always claimed to own and base all of his stuff off of original documents, he just never expected anyone to check up on him I guess, but even before I realized all the problems with DB I still admired the idea of reading originals I now think reading contemporary comment At some point I decided that reading original documents was the way to go when it came to studying history Maybe it was when I realized that the David Barton school of thought I d been brought up in was sketchy Though, DB always claimed to own and base all of his stuff off of original documents, he just never expected anyone to check up on him I guess, but even before I realized all the problems with DB I still admired the idea of reading originals I now think reading contemporary commentaries biographies, etc can be good after all, if you don t live in an older culture you will miss alot if someone doesn t explain it to you , but you have to be on the lookout for spin Anyway, I boght this book on ebay years ago, it was the earliest printing I could find for ...

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    Just wow I have been familiar with the fact of the Lincoln Douglas debates for as long as I can remember In high school, I spent three years participating in the forensic event called Lincoln Douglas Debate I knew that Lincoln and Douglas argued with each other a lot when they were both running for the Illinois Senate in 1858 But until I read them for myself as research for a book that I am writing about effective strategies for civil political discourse I had no idea what a true treasure Just wow I have been familiar with the fact of the Lincoln Douglas debates for as long as I can remember In high school, I spent three years participating in the forensic event called Lincoln Douglas Debate I knew that Lincoln and Douglas argued with each other a lot when they were both running for the Illinois Senate in 1858 But until I read them for myself as research for a book that I am writing about effective strategies for civil political discourse I had no idea what a true treasure they were I will try to organize some of my thoughts about these debates here.First, though I assumed that slavery would be a large part of the debate, I did not realize that it would be the only topic of debate, but it very clearly was By 1858, it seems, there were no other political issues even worth mentioning in passing The Lincoln Douglas Debates consisted of 7 three hour debates 21 hours of discussion about the slavery issue and nothing else.Second, and along the sam...

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    I listened to an audiobook of the entire series of debates as read by Richard Dreyfuss as Stephen A Douglas and David Strathairn as Abraham Lincoln.I won t be able to do justice to the audiobook recorded in 2008 , which I highly recommend to anybody who thinks reading these debates might be a daunting task But here is a link to David Frum s positive review of the audiobook And now, I Fred Wemyss , have this to say about the debat...

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    I am very glad I listened to the audio version of the debates, with David Strathairn and Richard Dreyfus performing If I hadn t listened to the debates in their entirety, I don t think I would have really appreciated the masterful jobs both Lincoln and Douglas did with strategizing their arguments You can see many of the things we see in today s politics the kowtowing to political correctness, the name calling here liar and forger are the bad ones , acting badly to create an impression, nua I am very glad I listened to the audio version of the debates, with David Strathairn and Richard Dreyfus performing If I hadn t listened to the debates in their entirety, I don t think I would have really appreciated the masterful jobs both Lincoln and Douglas did with strategizing their arguments You can see many of the things we see in today s politics the...

  7. says:

    Glad I read this before the election this year Things are different now for sure Regardless of who you align yourself with, Lincoln or Douglas, one must admit that no one debates like this anyThe way they presented and defended their stance was commendable Attacking or questioning each other was interesting as well Neither let the other get by with a less than adequate answer If politicians would still debate in this format AND the American people actually cared, we would not be stuc Glad I read thi...

  8. says:

    This book is a verbatim transcript of the 14 debates that Abraham Lincoln and Senator Stephen Douglas had during the hot summer and early fall of 1858 Douglas, the Democrat, tries to paint Lincoln as a Black Republican abolitionist, while Lincoln denies this but steadfastly holds true to his conviction that slavery must not be extended to the territories, while conceding that the government cannot alter slavery where it already existed These debates took place in a country that was on the This book is a verbatim transcript of the 14 debates that Abraham Lincoln and Senator Stephen Douglas had during the hot summer and early fall of 1858 Douglas, the Democrat, tries to paint Lincoln as a Black Republican abo...

  9. says:

    Although the issues and ideas were dealt with in much greater depth than one would find in modern political debate, there was still a liberal amount of mudslinging by both men.

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    I ve read pieces of these debates over the years, and I m glad I finally listened to this one of the most famous debates in American history What surprised me is that the ENTIRE debate is about slavery I thought most of it would be since that was the key issue at the time, but I was surprised it was the ONLY thing debated The setup was interesting too one candidate spoke for 60 minutes, the other for 90 then the first candidate for 30 They alternated speaking first.One thing that tripped I ve read pieces of these debates over the years, and I m glad I finally listened to this one of the most famous debates in American history What surprised me is that the ENTIRE debate is about slavery I thought most of it would be since that was the key issue at the time, but I was surprised it was the ONLY thing debated The setup was interesting too one candidate spoke for 60 minutes, the other for 90 then the first cand...

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