Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 March 2008

368 Pages

ISBN: 9780195339420

Bookseller Code (04)

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

150th Anniversary Edition

Edited by Robert W. Johannsen and Introduction by James L. Huston

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the most famous political argument in U.S. history, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 is now available in a special commemorative edition. As Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas fiercely competed for the Illinois seat in the U.S. Senate, they debated many of the crucial and controversial issues--including slavery--that would later come to define Lincoln's political career. Thoughtfully edited by acclaimed historian Robert W. Johannsen--and framed by an insightful new forword by Johannsen's former student James L. Huston--this essential manuscript captures a groundbreaking and provocative moment in American politics.