1860 1st ed Abraham Lincoln Douglas Debates American Politics SLAVERY Abolition
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
― Abraham Lincoln
A rare copy of one of the most celebrated works in American political history – the Lincoln Douglas Debates!
In 1858, the ‘Great Debates’ between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A Douglas occurred in a series of several small debates. The focus of the debates was slavery, particularly the expansion of slavery to new territories such as Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. Douglas was accusatory of Lincoln throughout the debates, accusing him of opposing state laws and court cases such as the Dred Scott decision.
Item number: #2518
LINCOLN, Abraham; Stephen A. Douglas
Political 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 delivery.
Columbus, Follett, Foster and Co., 1860
•Collation complete with all pages: , [iv], 268
•References: Howes L 338; Sabin 41156
•Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
•Size: ~ 9in X 6.5in (23cm x 16.5cm)
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