Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Preview

Professor Splaine reviewed the context of the debates and the significance for its constitutional arguments concerning… 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.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
60263-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Jonesboro, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Sep 17, 1994
Last Aired:
Oct 2, 2007

Airing Details

  • Sep 17, 1994 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 18, 1994 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 20, 1994 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 1994 | 2:04am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 25, 1998 | 12:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 25, 1998 | 1:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 13, 2001 | 12:45am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2001 | 12:45am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 02, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 05, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 04, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 07, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2001 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 22, 2004 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 01, 2007 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 02, 2007 | 4:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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