Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Preview
Professor Splaine reviewed the context of the debates and the significance for its constitutional arguments concerning slavery. … read more
Professor Splaine reviewed the context of the debates and the significance for its constitutional arguments concerning slavery.
Professor Simon talked about the significance of the setting for this debate in the southern part of the state, the book, When Lincoln Came to Egypt, Mr. Lincoln’s activities in this part of the state, and the legacy of the debates.
Mayor Gardner and Ms. Ayers talked about the effort of re-enacting the debate.
Professors Medford and Simon discussed the main issues raised in this debate, the constitutional status of slavery and states' versus federal powers.
By telephone, Governor Dean talked about the large increase in federal powers versus the states since 1858 and the political differences between 1858 and today.
Several history students from Howard and Southern Illinois universities discussed what they would be looking for in the debate.
Bart McFadden was a C-SPAN Lincoln-Douglas Essay winner.
There is an audio level drop midway through the program. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Esther Mary Ayers Coordinator Jonesboro, IL->Lincoln-Douglas Committee
- Roger Davidson Jr. Graduate Student Howard University->History Department
- Howard Dean M.D. Governor [D] Vermont
- John Gardner Mayor Jonesboro
- Barbara Josiah Graduate Student Howard University->History Department
- Bart McFadden Student Tennessee
- Edna Greene Medford Associate Professor Howard University->History Department
- John Simon Professor Southern Illinois University->History
- John E. Splaine Associate Professor University of Maryland, College Park->Education
- Yohuru R. Williams Graduate Student Howard University->History Department
- Brian Lamb Host C-SPAN
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