Panel on Lincoln-Douglas Debates
The panel discussed the Lincoln-Douglas debates in the framework of the Herndon letters, which was a collection of interviews from those… read more
The panel discussed the Lincoln-Douglas debates in the framework of the Herndon letters, which was a collection of interviews from those who were involved in the Lincoln-Douglas debates. They then answered questions from the audience.
Rodney O. Davis and Douglas L. Wilson are the editors of The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The Lincoln Studies Center Edition (University of Illinois Press; September 8, 2008). They co-authored Herndon’s Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln by the University of Illinois Press.
Allen Guelzo is the author of Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America (Simon and Schuster; February 5, 2008) close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Rodney O. Davis Co-Director Knox College->Lincoln Studies Center
- Allen C. Guelzo Director Gettysburg College->Civil War Era Studies Department
- Douglas L. Wilson Co-Director Knox College->Lincoln Studies Center
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