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    Lincoln-Douglas Ottawa Debate

    Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent democratic senator of Illinois, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the first in a series of seven debates for the…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Ottawa Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the first debate in Ottawa, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments.…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Alton Debate Review

    Professors John Splaine and Edna Greene Medford talked about their impressions of this debate, including its significance as the last debate and all the various issues raised in the…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Debates Preview

    In honor of C-SPAN’s 15th Anniversary the network previewed it’s complete coverage of reenactments for the Lincoln-Douglas Senatorial Debates of 1858. For three months in 1994 reenacted…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Debates Announcement

    Mayors of seven Illinois cities joined C-SPAN in announcing the historical re-enactments of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates in their entirety. The debates will be sponsored and staged by the local…

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