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    Lincoln-Douglas Alton Debate

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

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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 Alton Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators discussed the significance of the Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debates, especially the final debate in Alton, Illinois. Telephone lines were…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Quincy Debate

    Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent Senator, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the sixth in a series of seven debates for the right to represent Illinois in…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Quincy Debate Preview

    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…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate

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

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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate Preview

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

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    Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate

    A re-enactment of the Lincoln-Douglas Charleston debate.

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    Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate Preview

    Professor John Splaine reviewed the first three debates and previewed this fourth debate. Mayor Daniel Cougill talked about his community’s efforts in re-enacting the debate. Professor Bob…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate

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

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    Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Preview

    A preview of the Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro debate. This was the third of seven debate reenactments .

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    Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate

    Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent senator, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the second in a series of seven debates for the right to represent Illinois in the Senate.…

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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 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 Quincy Debate Review

    Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas experts participated in a live call-in program following a reenacting of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate that took place in Quincy, Illinois.

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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate Review

    Several Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas experts participated in a live call-in program. They spoke about C-SPAN’s reenaction program of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate that took place at…

    522 views
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    Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate Review

    Professors David Zarefsky and Bill Wiggins talked about the significance of this debate and the issues raised in it, especially Mr. Lincoln’s view on black equality. Telephone lines were…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Review

    Professors John Simon and Edna Greene Medford talked about the significance of this debate for both Lincoln and Douglas and the issues raised in it, such as slavery and states' rights.…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Ottawa Debate Review

    Professors Howard Lindsey, of DePaul University and Richard Current of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, talked about their impressions of this debate, including such issues as slavery…

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