Stephen A. Douglas

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 993 pages
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For the quarter-century before 1860, Stephen A. Douglas was the dominant figure on the American political scene, far outshadowing Abraham Lincoln. This first paperback edition of Robert Johannsen's authoritative biography includes a new preface.
  

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Contents

Here I first learned to love liberty 18131833
3
I have become a Western man 18331836
16
The voice of the many and the doctrine of equal rights 18351837
36
An utter aversion to Hard Cider 18371840
61
The common law is a beautiful system 18401843
88
A Presidentmaking session 18431844
112
Polk Dallas and Texas 18441845
137
I would make this an oceanbound republic 18451846
158
By the light of my own effigy 18541855
435
We must make a fight for principles 1855
465
No compromise with the enemy 1856
488
Buck and Breck Douglas and Democracy 1856
521
Kansas Utah and the Dred Scott Decision 18561857
545
This flagrant violation of popular rights 18571858
576
I shall have my hands full 1858
614
Glory to God and the Sucker Democracy 18581859
645

A just war 18461847
186
The vexed question of slavery in new territories 18471848
206
Noninterference is the true doctrine 18481849
235
The Union will not be put in peril 18491850
262
The common ground of justice and compromise 1850
283
The spirit of the age 18501853
304
Young America 1852
339
The organization of Nebraska is a national necessity 18521853
374
I passed the Kansas Nebraska Act myself 1854
401
I will make no sacrifice of principle 1859
680
There is no better Democrat than I 18591860
715
Secession from the Democratic party means secession from the Union 1860
749
To preserve the glorious Union against Northern and Southern agitators 1860
774
Compromise on the basis of mutual concession or disunion and war 18601861
808
Tell them to obey the laws and support the Constitution of the United States 1861
840
Notes
875
Index
967
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About the author (1997)

Johannsen is J.G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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