The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text by Harold HolzerThe Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text by Harold Holzer

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text

EditorHarold Holzer

Paperback | March 23, 2004

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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
Harold Holzer, Senior Vice President for External Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the nation's leading authorities on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He served as co-chairman of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and has written, co-written, or edited 35 books.
Title:The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated TextFormat:PaperbackDimensions:422 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.01 inPublished:March 23, 2004Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823223426

ISBN - 13:9780823223428


Editorial Reviews

"Abraham Lincoln's life and work produced a cornucopia of provocative ideas, analyses and opinions. John Y. Simon and Harold Holzer have made it easier for us to share in that abundance with a volume of carefully selected works from the Lincoln Forum."