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… read more

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 reviewed the first five debates and previewed this

sixth debate.

Mr. Holzer talked about the significance of the debates and his

recent book which contains a new version of the debate texts.

Mayor Scholz talked about Quincy and the community’s efforts involved

in the re-enactment and surrounding events.

Professor Suggs and Mr. Holzer talked about the issues raised in this

debate, including the Republican and Democratic platforms and the

Supreme Court’s position on slavery.

Senator Carol Moseley-Braun talked about the differences in American

society between 1858 and today.

Mr. Conover talked about the Quincy press in 1858, and the current

paper’s coverage of the 1994 re-enactment.

Mr. McClain talked about how the community re-enacted the debate.

Brian Mimbs was a C-SPAN Lincoln-Douglas Essay winner. close

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Program ID:
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Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
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Location:
Quincy, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Oct 09, 1994 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Oct 23, 2007 | 4:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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