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The Development of the American Character

Lincoln and Douglas Debates

Lincoln and Douglas Debates

Poster for a reenactment of the Lincoln-Douglas debate to be held at
the DuPage County Centennial, showing bust portraits of
Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas.

Short Description

This collection features speeches and political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas during the celebrated presidential campaign of 1858.

Remnant Trust Description

Political debates between Honorable Abraham Lincoln and Honorable Stephen A. Douglas in the celebrated campaign of 1858, in Illinois including the preceding speeches of each at Chicago, Springfield, etc.; also the two great speeches of Mr. Lincoln in Ohio in 1859 as carefully prepared by the reporters of each party, and published at the times of their delivery.