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    Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate Preview

    Historians and participants discussed the historical context of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and their significance, especially the second debate in Freeport, Illinois. Senator Simon, who wrote a…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Debate Series Review

    C-SPAN showed clips of the seven debate re-enactments and some comments by the many people involved in televising these events. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer and participant…

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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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