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. It reminds us that lincoln and douglas were not just campaigning against each other, but also against the democratic administration of president james buchanan another candidate for worst president ever. Wilson, is the first book to provide readers with a full text of the lincoln douglas debates, based on all known records, rather than following one or another of the partisan and sometimes widelyvarying newspaper accounts, wilson. In the course of their 1858 battle for the illinois senatorial seat, stephen douglas and abraham lincoln conducted seven debates that addressed slavery, states rights, and other hotbutton issues. Buy a cheap copy of the lincoln douglas debates book by abraham lincoln. Nominated in 1858 by the infant republican party to opp. Douglas is published by university of chicago press. He also talked about the debates, with special emphasis on lincoln s life. Lincoln lost that senate race to douglas, though he came close to toppling the little giant, whom almost everyone thought was unbeatable. Box slightly bent but otherwise in very good condition, still in shrink wrap. Historians have traditionally regarded the series of seven debates between stephen a.
Welcome to the official site of douglas preston and lincoln child. He also talked about the debates, with special emphasis on lincolns life. Alfred whital stern collection of lincolniana library of. Dinosaurs in the attic was his first piece of work which was edited by lincoln child from st. Each of the sculptures bears a brass plaque that reads debate 58, referencing the lincoln douglas debates that catapulted lincoln into the. After the election lincoln took his collection of newspaper texts of the debates and had them published in book form. First, this book does a terrific job of placing the seven lincoln douglas debates within the contexts of their separate campaigns. The first complete and unexpurgated text, published by harper collins publishers. After the debates, lincoln gathered the text of all his debate speeches, edited them and issued them in the form of a book. Lincoln and douglas really stood before people and said the things documented in this book. The lincolndouglas debates audiobook by abraham lincoln.
The man was a politician, he could have never have been elected president if he did not say that he. The lincolndouglas debates by abraham lincoln, stephen a. The lincoln douglas debates of 1858 updates the lincoln douglas debates for the soundbite era. A house dividing is a carefully crafted, edited version of the lincoln douglas debates designed to introduce readers to the evolution of abraham lincoln as a politician on the national stage and the role that stephen douglas played in abetting that transformation. Books on lincoln lincoln studies center knox college. The tactic proved successful, so lincoln challenged douglas to a series of debates around the state. We are a pto group supporting lincolndouglas elementary in quincy, il. The debates were held as part of the campaign for the illinois senatorial seat, pitting the twoterm incumbent, democrat stephen a. Cold cast in resin, mcclarey captures each mans likeness perfectly. The lincoln douglas debates made history and changed its course through seven legendary matchups between abraham lincoln and stephen douglas during the 1858 illinois senatorial race. This recording of the debates was commissioned in celebration of their 150th anniversary and provides a soundtrack to a nation discovering itself. Douglas preston is an american author who typically writes alongside lincoln child. Instead of 100,000 words, this volume in the dialogues in history series gives students 20,000 words from the debates.
His spoken introduction is valuable for setting the context, but his book lincoln and douglas. In their famous debates, lincoln and douglas struggled with how to behave when an ethical conflict like slavery strained democracys commitment to rule by both consent and principle. Twentytwo years ago judge douglas and i first became acquainted, lincoln wrote in 1856. Together they have written numerous technothriller and horror novels, including the pendergast series, the gideon crew series and other standalone novels. This volume features an individual speech by each candidate and. We are a pto group supporting lincoln douglas elementary in quincy, il. Dec 23, 1973 the tactic proved successful, so lincoln challenged douglas to a series of debates around the state.
Their first book together, relic, was published in 1995 by tor books and received much praise and critical acclaim. Mastering the fundamentals of lincoln douglas debate. Historical sketch of the causes leading to the freeport lincoln douglas debate, august 27, 1858. While the debates between abraham lincoln and stephen a.
Lincolns tragic pragmatism john burt harvard university. For much of this period, lincoln was overshadowed by his longtime rival, stephen a. Lincoln and douglass by nikki giovanni, bryan collier. Books written and edited by rodney davis and douglas wilson of the lincoln studies center at knox college. Books the official website of douglas preston and lincoln child. The great freeport debate, a turning point in american history, the speeches of lincoln and douglas. Lincoln are hosting an inaugural ball and to which frederick douglass is an invited guest. Douglas lincoln debates was how the debates were known for many years after the election. The lincolndouglas debates by abraham lincoln goodreads. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today.
The book became popular reading throughout the united states. In 1858, abraham lincoln was known as a successful illinois law. The official website of douglas preston and lincoln child. The lincoln douglas debates made history and changed its course through seven legendary matchups between abraham lincoln and stephen douglas during the 1858. Holzer, civil war historian, discussed the publication which he edited, entitled the lincolndouglas debates. This is the seventh book in the special agent pendergast series. Giovanni then goes back in time to douglasss and lincoln s childhoods, comparing and contrasting. Here are the top 4 books i would recommend to lincoln douglas debaters. Fill in the blanks in this timeline of lincoln s life. Addresses delivered at the lincoln dinners of the republican club of the city of new york in response to the toast abraham lincoln, 18871909 second edition, 1927 multiple formats at abraham lincoln, the great emancipator c1926, by john hancock mutual life insurance company multiple formats at. Douglas and republican challenger abraham lincoln during the 1858 illinois senatorial campaign, largely concerning the issue of slavery extension into the territories. Stephen a douglas, in the celebrated campaign of 1858 in illinois. It is so foolish of books like this to call lincoln a racist. Lincoln gained national attention because of the debates, which led to his being the nominee of the republican party for president in 1860.
A dramatic doublepage spread of the emancipation proclamation fastforwards to a march evening in 1865 at the white house, where president and mrs. Lincoln child is the coauthor, with douglas preston, of a number of bestselling thrillers including riptide, the ice limit and relic. Holzer talked about his book, the lincoln douglas debates, which led to the idea of reenacting the debates. Also included are background on the sites, crowd comments, and a new. Lincoln changed his interpretation of blackwhite relations to suit his target audience. Lincoln, on the other hand, lost the election but won acclaim as an eloquent spokesman for the republican cause. One hundred and fifty years on, the lincolndouglas debates enjoy the dubious status of myth. The lincolndouglas society of freeport, illinois 1858 debates. Douglas prestons first novel to be published was jennie. Pdf lincoln douglas debate download full pdf book download. Authored by chris jeub, this edition teaches readers the structural demands of value debate while giving the strategic substance to excel in the round to win ballots. 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 viceversa, he offers the most reliable, unedited record available of the debates. Douglas, a member of congress since 1843 and a nationally prominent spokesman for the democratic party, was seeking reelection to a third term in the u. The lincolndouglas debates also known as the great debates of 1858 were a series of seven debates between abraham lincoln, the republican party candidate for the united states senate from illinois, and incumbent senator stephen douglas, the democratic party candidate.
The book of the dead is a novel by douglas preston and lincoln child published on july 1, 2007 by warner books. The complete lincolndouglas debates of 1858, angle, lincoln. In 1860 the lincolndouglas debates were printed as a book and used as an important campaign document in the presidential contest that year, which once again pitted republican lincoln against democrat douglas. Until the 17th constitutional amendment of 19, senators were elected by state legislatures, so lincoln and douglas were. Douglas, the democratic senator from illinois, who appropriately dominates much of blumenthals narrative. Unabridged lincoln douglas debates starring david strathairn as lincoln and richard dreyfuss as douglas. He was also a managing editor of a museum professional journal known as curator. Since 2000, red book has been a staple for lincoln douglas debaters. Ultimately, this tragic limitation of liberalism led lincoln to war. Guelzo from the twotime winner of the prestigious lincoln prize, a stirring and surprising account of the debates that made. Speech at springfield by lincoln, june 16, the lincolns. Having penned over seventeen novels to date, lincoln child holds for himself an impressive resume. Fehrenbacher wrote the notes and selected the contents for this volume and a great selection of related books, art. Lincoln child was born in westport, connecticut, place he still calls his hometown despite having left the place before he even reached his first birthday.
Abraham lincoln, a printable book for fluent readers. Also, it is the third and final installment to the trilogy concentrating on pendergast and his relationship with lieutenant vincent dagosta in their pursuit to stop pendergasts brother, diogenes. Holzer talked about his book, the lincolndouglas debates, which led to the idea of reenacting the debates. An american friendship giovanni, nikki, collier, bryan. The lincoln douglas debates by abraham lincoln 2010. May 31, 2016 since 2000, red book has been a staple for lincoln douglas debaters. Prof guelzo has written an excellent book on the lincolndouglas debates that really is more a full discussion of the senate campaign of 1858 and the political.
Here you can learn more about the authors, their collaboration and their books. Douglas, the democratic senator from illinois, who appropriately. What conscience demands and what it can persuade others to agree to are not always the same. The lincoln studies center edition, coedited by rodney o. You can trust red book to give you the tools necessary for successful lincoln douglas debating. Its then back to the ball via harpers ferry and the. In lincoln s eyes, douglas was the democratic golden boy who had everything in politics handed to him effortlessly, while lincoln was left to struggle and lose, unappreciated and unsupported. A little reading ahead of time will help you with the lecompton constitution, douglas and buchanans conflicted relationship, and lincoln s reading of the combined. Lincoln abraham the lincoln douglas debates, first edition.
Sigelschiffer draws well these elaborate confrontations which attracted huge crowds once. The lincoln douglas debates also known as the great debates of 1858 were a series of seven debates between abraham lincoln, the republican party candidate for the united states senate from illinois, and incumbent senator stephen douglas, the democratic party candidate. The book the complete lincolndouglas debates of 1858, abraham lincoln and stephen a. The unique component of ld debate is its focus on values and philosophy, which opens up students to a whole world most arent exposed to until they reach college. Red book for lincoln douglas debate teacher edition. Lincoln and myself, we are present here today for the purpose of having a joint discussion, as the representatives. When lincoln made the debates into a book, in 1860, he included the following material as preliminaries. Although he lost the election, lincoln s gift for oratory and his antislavery stance made him a nationally known figure, and led to his election to the. Abraham lincoln inscribed lincolndouglas debates book. Lincolndouglas debates summary, dates, significance. In addition to this, douglas was a nonfiction writing tutor at princeton university. Working with douglas preston for much of it, theyre both well renowned for their indepth and thorough research.
Lincoln douglas is a popular form of debate for smart high school students. Douglas, the incumbent senator, and abraham lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the last october 15, 1994. Abraham lincoln douglas debates first edition rare book. I appear before you today for the purpose of discussing the leading political topics which now agitate the public mind. The lincoln studies center edition the knox college lincoln studies center by rodney o. Department of state, bureau of international information programs, 2008, ed. Written by douglas preston, lincoln child, audiobook narrated by scott brick. An interpretation of the issues in the lincolndouglas debates, 50th anniversary edition. Douglas, against the lesserknown abraham lincoln, a successful lawyer and former state politician who was the republican candidate. Douglas and abraham lincoln during the 1858 illinois state election campaign as. Rather than focusing the book primarily on the seven debates between lincoln and douglas, guelzo expands the picture and examines in detail the entire political campaigns of 1858 in order to give the debates context. In 1860 the lincoln douglas debates were printed as a book and used as an important campaign document in the presidential contest that year, which once again pitted republican lincoln against democrat douglas. From august 21 to october 15, 1858, lincoln and douglas traveled to seven cities across illinois to engage in public debates.
Lincoln abraham the lincoln douglas debates abebooks. Best books to read for lincolndouglas debate compassion. Unlike our modern political debates where candidates go back and forth roughly every few minutes, the format for the debates between honest abe and the little giant featured one candidate talking for an hour followed by the other candidate speaking for an hour and a. The debates that defined america 2008, professor allen guelzo explores the debates not only from the standpoint of history and politics, but, more importantly, philosophically from the standpoint of what they meant, and what the respective positions of lincoln and douglas meant, for their times and for. How the lincolndouglas rivalry defined a nation the new. Fehrenbacher wrote the notes and selected the contents for this volume and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Guelzos lincoln and douglas brings alive their debates and this whole year of campaigns and underscores their centrality in the greatest conflict in american history. Although lincoln lost the election, the debates brought him to national attention and helped propel him toward the presidency.1429 1383 950 690 1589 196 1437 532 70 489 572 620 1556 119 512 468 69 554 108 1232 399 1259 948 1062 170 1361 1492 1418 1219 793 718 1443 601 496 1287 619 916 1096 825 714