Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates

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Contents
Acknowledgments7
Preface9
PART I. INTRODUCTORY
I. 1958: The Crisis in Historical Judgment19
II. 1858: Lincoln versus Douglas. The Alternatives28
PART II. THE CASE FOR DOUGLAS
III. Slavery41
IV. Manifest Destiny63
V. The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise I. The Legal Power and Practical Impotence of Federal Prohibitions of Slavery in the Territories104
VI. The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise II. Did the Compromise of 1850 "Supersede" the Missouri Compromise?133
VII. The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise III. What Douglas Intended on January 4, 1854147
VIII. The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise IV. Tragedy. The Extremes Crush the Mean171
PART III. THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF A YOUNG WHIG
IX. The Teaching Concerning Political Salvation183
X. The Teaching Concerning Political Moderation236
PART IV. THE CASE FOR LINCOLN
XI. The Legal Tendency toward Slavery Expansion275
XII. The Political Tendency toward Slavery Expansion294

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