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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

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Title:The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858
Price:GBP£8.00 (about USD$10.10)
Book ID:B009-HST00101
Publisher:Oxford Univeristy Press, New York, 1968
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:N/A
Oxford Univeristy Press, 1968, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, Reprint

white titles spine; "Perhaps no local contest in this country," commented the New York Tribune in August 1858, "ever excited so general or so profound an interest as that now waging in Illinois." One of the remarkable features of the contest, the paper continued, "is a series of public meetings in different parts of the State, where Mr. Douglas and Mr. Lincoln successively address the people - a mode of discussing political questions which might well be more generally adopted." The discussion between the two combatants was worthy of study, however, "not merely as a passage at arms between two eminent masters of the art of intellectual attack and defense." The debate, maintained the Tribune, "touches some of the most vital principles of our political system, and no man can carefully peruse it without some benefit, whatever his convictions as to the questions at issue:"; light edgewear & previous owner's name on pre-title page; 330 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; American History; American Politics; American Studies; United States; 19th century; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00101.
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