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

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Notes

NOTES FOR THE GENERAL INTRODUCTION

1. Edwin Erle Sparks, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 (Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library III; Lincoln Series, Vol. I; Springfield, HI.: Illinois State Historical Library, 1908), p. 319. The Sparks volume, cited frequently hereafter, contains extensive, complete descriptions of the debates from the pages of the period press. This account came from the New York Evening Post, September 21, 1858.

2. Ibid., p. v; Don E. Fehrenbacher, Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850’s (Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 1962), p. 96.

3. Roy P. Basler, et al., eds., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (9 vols., New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press, 1953–55; cited hereafter as Coll. Works of Lincoln), II, p. 502; III. p. 84; Earl Schenck Miers, et al., eds., Lincoln Day by Day: A Chronology, 1809–1865 (3 vols., Washington, D.C.: Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission, 1959; cited hereafter as Lincoln Day by Day), II, pp. 22123; Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, in the Celebrated Campaign of 1858, in Illinois … (Columbus, Ohio: Follett, Foster & Co., 1860), pp. 40–64; Author unknown, Recollections of Lincoln and Douglas Forty Tears Ago (New York: n.p., 1899), p. 14.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface to the Fordham University Press Edition xi
  • Preface xix
  • Acknowledgements xxiii
  • Introduction 1
  • A Word on the Texts 34
  • The First Joint Debate at Ottawa 40
  • The Second Joint Debate at Freeport 86
  • The Third Joint Debate at Jonesboro 136
  • The Fourth Joint Debate at Charleston 185
  • The Fifth Joint Debate at Galesburg 234
  • The Sixth Joint Debate at Quincy 277
  • The Seventh Joint Debate at Alton 321
  • Appendix - Lincoln vs. Douglas- How the State Voted 371
  • Notes 375
  • Index 383
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