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The Resource Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum democracy, Martin H. Quitt

Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum democracy, Martin H. Quitt

Label
Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum democracy
Title
Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum democracy
Statement of responsibility
Martin H. Quitt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This thematic biography demonstrates how Stephen Douglas's path from a conflicted youth in Vermont to dim prospects in New York to overnight stardom in Illinois led to his identification with the Democratic Party and his belief that the federal government should respect the diversity of states and territories. His relationships with his mother, sister, teachers, brothers-in-law, other men and two wives are explored in depth. When he conducted the first cross-country campaign by a presidential candidate in American history, few among the hundreds of thousands that saw him in 1860 knew that his wife and he had just lost their infant daughter or that Douglas controlled a large Mississippi slave plantation. His story illuminates the gap between democracy then and today. The book draws on a variety of previously unexamined sources"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum democracy, Martin H. Quitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Adolescence in Vermont -- 2. Schooling, learning, and passing the bar -- 3. Family influences, stress, and bonds -- 4. Democratic prodigy in Illinois -- 5. Constitutionalism, Part I : noncitizen voting, apportionment, and internal improvements -- 6. Constitutionalism, Part II : slavery in the territories -- 7. The 1860 campaign and the code against campaigning -- 8. In Lincoln's shadow -- 9. Douglas's Mississippi slaves
Control code
ocn785808896
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 210 p.
Isbn
9781107024786
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012012497
System control number
(OCoLC)785808896
Label
Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum democracy, Martin H. Quitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Adolescence in Vermont -- 2. Schooling, learning, and passing the bar -- 3. Family influences, stress, and bonds -- 4. Democratic prodigy in Illinois -- 5. Constitutionalism, Part I : noncitizen voting, apportionment, and internal improvements -- 6. Constitutionalism, Part II : slavery in the territories -- 7. The 1860 campaign and the code against campaigning -- 8. In Lincoln's shadow -- 9. Douglas's Mississippi slaves
Control code
ocn785808896
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 210 p.
Isbn
9781107024786
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012012497
System control number
(OCoLC)785808896

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