Lincoln-Douglas Quincy Debate Preview
Historians, participants, and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the sixth debate in Quincy,… read more
Historians, participants, and spectators talked about the
significance of the debates, especially the sixth debate in Quincy,
Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments.
Professor Splaine reviewed the first five debates and previewed this
Mr. Holzer talked about the significance of the debates and his
recent book which contains a new version of the debate texts.
Mayor Scholz talked about Quincy and the community’s efforts involved
in the re-enactment and surrounding events.
Professor Suggs and Mr. Holzer talked about the issues raised in this
debate, including the Republican and Democratic platforms and the
Supreme Court’s position on slavery.
Senator Carol Moseley-Braun talked about the differences in American
society between 1858 and today.
Mr. Conover talked about the Quincy press in 1858, and the current
paper’s coverage of the 1994 re-enactment.
Mr. McClain talked about how the community re-enacted the debate.
Brian Mimbs was a C-SPAN Lincoln-Douglas Essay winner. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Mike McClain Chairman Quincy, IL->Lincoln-Douglas Committee
- Brian Mimbs Student Florida
- Carol Moseley Braun U.S. Senator [D] Illinois
- Charles Scholz Mayor [D] Quincy
- John E. Splaine Associate Professor University of Maryland, College Park->Education
- Lewis Suggs Professor Clemson University->History Department
- Brian Lamb Host C-SPAN
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