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Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery In the Crucible of Public Debate

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ISBN-10: 0226978761

ISBN-13: 9780226978765

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: David Zarefsky

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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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Book details

Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

The Issues and the Men
The Senatorial Campaign
The Conspiracy Argument
The Legal Argument
The Historical Argument
The Moral Argument
The Aftermath of the Debates
The Debates and Public Argument