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    Slavery, Race, and Conquest in the Tropics

    Professor Robert May talked about his book, Slavery, Race and Conquest in the Tropics: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Future of Latin America, about how Abraham Lincoln was working to prevent the spread of…

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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 senator, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the first in a series of seven debates for the right to represent Illinois…

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    Lincoln Speech: A House Divided

    In the Illinois State House on June 17, 1858, former Representative Abraham Lincoln accepted the Republican nomination and opened his senatorial campaign with his now-famous “House Divided”…

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    Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators discussed the significance of the debates, especially the last debate in Alton, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments.…

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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 in…

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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…

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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.…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate Preview

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

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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

    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…

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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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    The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

    Mr. Holzer, Civil War historian, discussed the publication which he edited, entitled The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete and Unexpurgated Text, published by Harper Collins…

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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

    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…

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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…

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