The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library, 1908 - 627 頁
Text of the speeches from "Political debates between Lincoln and Douglas," Columbus, Ohio, 1860, with connecting narrative by the editor, and much illustrative material from contemporary newspapers, etc.

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用戶評語  - Benedict8 - LibraryThing

This is an audio book. It is very well read by the narrators, one of whom is Richard Dreyfus. This rendition is quite revealing historically. I believe Lincoln came out not quite the hero we thought ... 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - ebnelson - LibraryThing

A lot of time is spent hashing and re-hashing the issues of the day, and bickering over things that seem down-right trivial today. But the core of the debate is well worth the lulls. Both men make ... 閱讀評論全文

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第 174 頁 - not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. ' A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this Government cannot endure permanently, half Slave and half Free. I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to
第 23 頁 - that all these exact adaptations are the result of preconcert. But when we see a lot of framed timbers, different portions of which we know have been gotten out at different times and places by different workmen—Stephen, Franklin, Roger, and James, for instance—and we see these timbers joined together, and see
第 257 頁 - that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors / of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with / white people; and I will say, in addition to this, that there is a physical
第 98 頁 - the enemies of free institutions, with plausibility, to taunt us as hypocrites; causes the real friends of freedom to doubt our sincerity, and especially because it forces so many really good men amongst ourselves into an open war with the very fundamental principles of civil liberty,—criticising the
第 340 頁 - The right of property in a slave is distinctly and expressly affirmed in the Constitution of the United States. Therefore, nothing in the Constitution or laws of any State can destroy the right of property in a slave.
第 453 頁 - constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and even though never perfectly attained, constantly approximated, and thereby constantly spreading and deepening its influence, and augmenting the happiness and value of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere.
第 383 頁 - with white people; and I will say, in addition to this, that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which will ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and
第 88 頁 - even if the people want them. I want to know whether he stands pledged against the admission of a new State into the Union with such a Constitution as the people of that State may see fit to make. ["That's it;" "put it at him."] I want to know whether he
第 102 頁 - in the course of ultimate extinction; or, on the other hand, that its advocates will push it forward until it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South. Now, I believe if we could arrest the spread, and place
第 88 頁 - Hit him again."] I desire to know whether Mr. Lincoln to-day stands, as he did in 1854, in favor of the unconditional repeal of the Fugitive-Slave law. I desire him* to answer whether he stands pledged to-day, as he did in 1854, against the admission of any more Slave States into the