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Stephen A. Douglas : the political apprenticeship, 1833-1843 / Reg Ankrom.

Author/Creator:
Ankrom, Reg, 1946- author.
Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Format/Description:
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xi, 225 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Subjects:
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Adversaries.
Illinois -- Politics and government -- To 1865.
Presidential candidates -- United States -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Legislators -- Illinois -- Biography.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
Summary:
"With the introduction of Douglas' first bill in 1834, the Douglas-Lincoln contests continued in the decade ahead. Struggles over banking, internal improvements, party organizations, the seat of government and slavery put them on opposing sides. These battles were Douglas' political apprenticeship and he would use what he learned to become the most powerful Democrat in the nation"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Jacksonville, Illinois
"I have become a western man"
Party Democrat Stephen A. Douglas
Sophisticates and sophists
"The Lord, and the legislature, and Gen Jackson"
A new party in Jackson's image
"The least man I ever saw"
The first Douglas-Lincoln contest
A scheme to capture the capital
Convening the faithful
The contest for Miss Mary Ann Todd
The first Douglas-Lincoln debates
Creating a constitutional crisis
The move to pack the court
Judge Douglas
Quest for Congress
Natural phenomena.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780786498079
0786498072
9781476620442
OCLC:
898167582