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Brian Lamb Lincoln-Douglas 1994 Debate Re-enactment

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  • LincolnDouglas Alton Debate
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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…

    2,774 views
  • LincolnDouglas Quincy Debate Preview
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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…

    280 views
  • LincolnDouglas Charleston Debate
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    Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate

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

    1,275 views
  • LincolnDouglas Charleston Debate Preview
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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…

    192 views
  • LincolnDouglas Jonesboro Debate Preview
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    Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate Preview

    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…

    493 views
  • LincolnDouglas Ottawa Debate Preview
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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.…

    1,114 views
  • LincolnDouglas Quincy Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Quincy Debate Review

    Harold Holzer and Professor Lewis Suggs talked about their impressions of this debate. Telephone lines were also opened and spectators and participants were interviewed for their…

    267 views
  • LincolnDouglas Galesburg Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate Review

    Thomas Schwartz talked about his impressions of this debate. Professor Russell Adams and Glennette Turner talked about their perspectives on the dabates, particularly the status of blacks…

    337 views
  • LincolnDouglas Charleston Debate Review
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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…

    254 views
  • LincolnDouglas Jonesboro Debate Review
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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.…

    247 views
  • LincolnDouglas Ottawa Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Ottawa Debate Review

    Professors Howard Lindsey and Richard Current talked about their impressions of this debate, including such issues as the debate over Lincoln’s and Douglas' views on slavery and equality…

    473 views
  • LincolnDouglas Freeport Debate Review
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    Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate Review

    Professors Juliet Walker and Stephen Oates discussed their impressions of this re-enactment. They also talked about the effects that the Freeport debate had on the career of Senator Douglas…

    315 views