The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text

Edited and with a new introduction by Harold Holzer

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 news-paper, 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.
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World rights held.

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 2000
  • English
  • 9780823223428 / 0823223426
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 30 USD
  • Pages: 394
  • Fordham University Press
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Holzer.
  • Edition: Fordham University Press edition
  • Page size: 23
  • Illustration: Illustrations
  • Biblio Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1993.
  • Reference Code: BDZ0006108294