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by Harold Holzer

ISBN: 0823223426
ISBN13: 978-0823223428
Language: English
Publisher: Fordham University Press; 1 edition (March 23, 2004)
Pages: 422
Category: Americas
Subategory: History

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Rating: 4.9
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Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. The seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held during the Illinois senatorial race of 1858 include some of the most important statements in American political history.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text. Taken together, they embody the nation’s dramatic struggles over the issues that would lead to the Civil War: the virtues of a republic and the evils of slavery.

The seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held during the Illinois senatorial race of 1858 are among .

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.

―Mario Cuomo former Governor of New York). These thirteen essays are all products of the annual and acclaimed Lincoln Forum. Where the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates a high-point of political rhetoric? How did a series of debates for one Senate seat divide a nation? How/why did the loser become President within 2 years? Their political careers had crossed paths many times.

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Home Browse Books Book details, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete,. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text. 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.

Download Citation The Lincoln-Douglas debates: The first complete, unexpurgated text The seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held during the Illinois senatorial race of 1858 are among the most important.

The 1994 reenactments of the Lincoln–Douglas Debates took place between August 20 and October 15, 1994 .

The 1994 reenactments of the Lincoln–Douglas Debates took place between August 20 and October 15, 1994 and were facilitated and aired by C-SPAN. They featured historical reenactors presenting, in their entireties, the series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas that took place during the 1858 . Senate campaign in Illinois.

Harold Holzer (born February 5, 1949) is a scholar of Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the American Civil War Er. 1993- The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text.

Harold Holzer (born February 5, 1949) is a scholar of Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the American Civil War Era. He serves as director of Hunter College's Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. Holzer previously spent twenty-three years as senior vice president for public affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York before retiring in 2015. 1993- Washington and Lincoln Portrayed: National Icons in Popular Prints. 1993- Dear Mr. Lincoln: Letters to the President. 1996- Witness to War. 1996- The Civil War Era. 1998- The Lincoln Mailbag: America Writes to the President.

In this acclaimed book, Holzer brings us as close as possible to what Lincoln and Douglas actually said, Using .

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 . The first Lincoln-Douglas debate began late

The first Lincoln-Douglas debate began late. No one was prepared for the crush of humanity that poured into the overwhelmingly Republican village of Ottawa on that searingly hot day, and no one made adequate provisions to control the crowd.

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

Comments:
Aurizar
In 1858, Abraham Lincoln attempted to persaude the Illinois' State Assembly to select him to the United States Senate over the incumbent and powerful Steven A. Douglas by engaging Douglas in seven open air debates. The fact that Douglas agreed to these debates is somewhat of a mystery since he was already well-known and well-admired in Illinois. Giving Lincoln a forum in which was on the same stage a Douglas would likely enhance Lincoln's political stature but would not necessarily benefit Douglas. Nonetheless, Douglas agreed to seven debates and each was dramatic. The theme central to all seven was the issue of slavery and whether the Federal government should ban it, limit it or stay out of the issue and let the states themselves decide. Neither pursauded the other but Douglas, a pro-slavery advocate, apparently did enough to get elected by the Illinois State Assembly (US Senators at that time were still elected by their respective State Legislators). Lincoln, however, made the case, repeatedly for Man's inalienable, God given right to be free. Lincoln's message, as history demonstrated, eventually carried the day with his Party and the American electorate. His message rings true today.

Wyameluna
This is absolutely great. The listener needs a little history background which may be lacking from the current government schools. Compare the delivery and language to what were essentially "country rubes" to today's excuse for debates. No fifteen second sound bites or two minute responses. I have a third grade reader from the early 20th century and the contrast with current expectations is striking. The dramatic reading and background information flesh this out nicely. It is as if you are present. Love it.

Zymbl
This 14 disc set includes the texts as transcribed by newspaper reporters, with introductions and occasional interjections by the audience. Allen Guelzo, who introduces the debates, does not sound like a college professor who happened to write a very fine book on the debates, but as another professionally trained voice. His spoken introduction is valuable for setting the context, but his book Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library) is even better. A little reading ahead of time will help you with the Lecompton constitution, Douglas and Buchanan's conflicted relationship, and Lincoln's reading of the combined effects of Dred Scott and the Fugitive Slave Law.

Richard Dreyfuss gives Judge Douglas a fair reading and then some. In the later debates, under the stress of travel and frequent speaking and the shock of seeing how effective Lincoln's rhetoric had been, Douglas took to the bottle. Eyewitness accounts report slurred speech and mumbled references to his opponent as "Misha Linka." Here, Dreyfuss is clear and persuasive in each debate. He makes sure you know the overriding importance of popular sovereignty as a way of settling regional political disputes.

David Strathairn is a superb actor, but here his tendency to swallow the last syllable or two of each line is distracting, and hence my reason for 4 rather than 5 stars. Otherwise, his Lincoln is the epitome of Midwestern common sense, and like Lincoln himself, his speech takes on more power as we enter the decisive sixth and seventh debates at Quincy and Alton.

Their discussions about "Negro equality" often sound like fingernails on a chalkboard to a 21st century listener. But when Lincoln finally moves the plane of discussion to the question of slavery's moral status, rather than just one more policy issue the people are entitled to decide through their representatives, you can see how Lincoln came to appeal to so many in the North beyond the hearing range of these debates in Illinois.

Steelcaster
The content of the debates is a 5.

This rendition however, is a 2. A simple run through a grammar and spell check would have caught the numerous, and I do mean numerous errors contained in this book. It is distracting at times and a slight to such an historical series of debates.

If the publisher of this book cares about the content, they should clean it up. Heck they could contact me and I'd be happy to help.

Alexandra
I enjoyed reading through these debates immensely. So much so that I completed them in one sitting, which is a rare occurrence considering the books length. I've only recent begun to have a rather intense interest in President Lincoln, and believe these debates (even if you only read the edited ones) are fundamental to getting to know the man as a politician and how he reasoned. Even though these are said to be the most "base" versions of the debates, considering they are accounts given by the opposition, i found them intellectually challenging and overall stimulating. Many of the issues they cover are still being debated, even if we've changed the way we argue. I highly suggest these to any history buffs, and especially any who are attempting to study Lincoln himself.

Vit
I applaud this effort. This is really fine, but I do think that Lincoln's high squeeking voice, and Douglas' developed slurring, would have added to the sensation of having actually been there. And the frequent crowd comments (actually recorded by the rival stenographers), could have been added by other actors, instead of a narrator. And a few minutes of scene-setting by a narrator, about the weather, the location, the preparations of the site, and any pertinent information about the audience, would have been appreciated.

Again, though, I really do applaud this effort!

Buge
This book is written as a companion to the movie for children. The author explains how Lincoln understood the United States as a nation, but he also understood its relationship in the world — providing an example of excellence and goodness among all nations. The author caused me to think a whole lot about how a political leader in the United States might use Lincoln's example. I also purchased the Licoln-Douglas debates.

I recommend this book for young and old.

roweazmike 1-22-13

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