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The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 - Abraham Lincoln

The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

Paperback Published: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9780226020846
Number Of Pages: 490

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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.

Foreword, 1991
A Note about the Texts
The Campaign Opens
The Springfield Speeches
Taking the Stump
The Ottawa Debate
The Freeport Debate
The Campaign Progresses
The Jonesboro Debate
The Charleston Debate
Touches of Temper
The Galesburg Debate
The Quincy Debate
The Alton Debate
The Campaign Ends
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ISBN: 9780226020846
ISBN-10: 0226020843
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 490
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Type: New edition