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Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery: In the Crucible of Public Debate
by David Zarefsky
University of Chicago Press, 1990
Paper: 978-0-226-97876-5 | Cloth: 978-0-226-97875-8
Library of Congress Classification E457.4.Z29 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.680922

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Winner of the Speech Communication's Winans-Wichelns Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address.

 

Zarefsky examines the dynamics of the seven 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates, placing them in historical context and explaining the complicated issue of slavery in the territories, their focal point. He elucidates the candidates' arguments, analyzes their rhetorical strategies, and shows how public sentiment is transformed.

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