Crisis of the House Divided An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates

ISBN-10: 0226391183
ISBN-13: 9780226391182
Edition: 50th 2009 (Enlarged)
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Description: Crisis of the House Dividedis the standard historiography of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Harry Jaffa provides the definitive analysis of the political principles that guided Lincoln from his reentry into politics in 1854 through his Senate campaign  More...

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List price: $24.00
Edition: 50th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Crisis of the House Dividedis the standard historiography of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Harry Jaffa provides the definitive analysis of the political principles that guided Lincoln from his reentry into politics in 1854 through his Senate campaign against Douglas in 1858. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication, Jaffa has provided a new introduction."Crisis of the House Dividedhas shaped the thought of a generation of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War scholars."Mark E. Needly, Jr.,Civil War History"An important book about one of the great episodes in the history of the sectional controversy. It breaks new ground and opens a new view of Lincoln's significance as a political thinker."T. Harry Williams,Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences"A searching and provocative analysis of the issues confronted and the ideas expounded in the great debates. . . . A book which displays such learning and insight that it cannot fail to excite the admiration even of scholars who disagree with its major arguments and conclusions."D. E. Fehrenbacher,American Historical Review

Harry V. Jaffa is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Political Philosophy Emeritus at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate University, a Distinguished Fellow of the Claremont Institute, and the author of ten books. He lives in Claremont, California.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introductory
1958: The Crisis in Historical Judgment
1858: Lincoln versus Douglas. The Alternatives
The Case For Douglas
Slavery
Manifest Destiny
The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise I. The Legal Power and Practical Impotence of Federal Prohibitions of Slavery in the Territories
The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise II. Did the Compromise of 1850 "Supersede" the Missouri Compromise?
The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise III. What Douglas Intended on January 4, 1854
The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise IV. Tragedy. The Extremes Crush the Mean
The Political Philosophy of a Young Whig
The Teaching Concerning Political Salvation
The Teaching Concerning Political Moderation
The Case For Lincoln
The Legal Tendency toward Slavery Expansion
The Political Tendency toward Slavery Expansion
The Intrinsic Evil of the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise
The Universal Meaning of the Declaration of Independence
The Form and Substance of Political Freedom in the Modern World
Popular Sovereignty: True and False
The Meaning of Equality: Abstract and Practical
The "Natural Limits" of Slavery Expansion
Did the Republicans Abandon Lincoln's Principles after the Election of 1860?
The End of Manifest Destiny
Notes
Appendices
Some of the Historical Background to the Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Some Notes on the Dred Scott Decision
Index

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