The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

Paperback | May 28, 1991

EditorPaul M. Angle

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The Lincoln-Douglas debates remain our culture's model of what public political debate ought to be. This new edition of the complete transcripts of the debates and eyewitness interpretations of them (previously published under the title Created Equal?) includes a new Foreword by David Zarefsky.

Zarefsky analyzes the rhetoric of the speeches, showing how Lincoln and Douglas chose their arguments and initiated a debate that shook the nation. Their eloquent, statesmanlike discussion of the morality of slavery illustrates the masterful use of rhetorical strategies and tactics in the public forum: a form of discourse that has nearly disappeared from the political scene today.

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The Lincoln-Douglas debates remain our culture's model of what public debate ought to be. This new edition of the complete transcripts of the debates and eyewitness interpretations of them (previously published under the title Created Equal?) includes a new Foreword by David Zarefsky.

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The Lincoln-Douglas debates remain our culture's model of what public political debate ought to be. This new edition of the complete transcripts of the debates and eyewitness interpretations of them (previously published under the title Created Equal?) includes a new Foreword by David Zarefsky.Zarefsky analyzes the rhetoric of the spee...

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The Lincoln-Douglas debates remain our culture's model of what public debate ought to be. This new edition of the complete transcripts of the debates and eyewitness interpretations of them (previously published under the title Created Equal?) includes a new Foreword by David Zarefsky.

Paul M. Angle, a noted Lincoln scholar, was director of the Chicago Historical Society from 1945 to 1965.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:470 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:May 28, 1991Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226020843

ISBN - 13:9780226020846

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Table of Contents

Foreword, 1991
Introduction
A Note about the Texts
I. The Campaign Opens
II. The Springfield Speeches
III. Taking the Stump
IV. The Ottawa Debate
V. The Freeport Debate
VI. The Campaign Progresses
VII. The Jonesboro Debate
VIII. The Charleston Debate
IX. Touches of Temper
X. The Galesburg Debate
XI. The Quincy Debate
XII. The Alton Debate
XIII. The Campaign Ends
Appendix
Index

From Our Editors

The Lincoln-Douglas debates remain our culture's model of what public debate ought to be. This new edition of the complete transcripts of the debates and eyewitness interpretations of them (previously published under the title Created Equal?) includes a new Foreword by David Zarefsky.