This Week in History
In the summer of 1858 ... Douglas returning for rebuttal. At the next debate, Lincoln would speak first, and thus they would alternate back and forth around the state. Interest in the debates ran high, as Lincoln and Douglas had vividly contrasting views ...
The 21st Century version of the Lincoln-Douglas debate in Illinois
Like the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, which involved the moral issue of slavery, the Keyes-Obama debates revolve around moral issues such as abortion and marriage. In Thursday's debate ... Obama supports that view. In 2004, as in 1858, it is the ...
Facing facts about Lincoln and his views on slavery
In letters and occasional remarks that have been preserved, he expressed his view that ... as late as 1858 (the year after the Dred Scott decision and the year of the Lincoln-Douglas debates) Lincoln said in a speech: I have always hated slavery, I think ...
Lincoln's Long Game The morally painful road to slavery's end
But, as James Oakes points out in his important new book, Freedom National, when Madison’s notes on the debate ... of slavery expansion arose again, this time in connection with the Kansas and Nebraska territories. Illinois Democrat Stephen Douglas ...
Lincoln's Evolving Thoughts On Slavery, And Freedom
Stephen Douglas forced ... "free[ing] all the slaves, and send[ing] them to Liberia — to their own native land." "Lincoln is thinking through his own position on slavery," says Foner. "[This speech] really epitomizes his views into the Civil War.