The Year in Review: 1858

The year began with the nation's capital absorbed by the growing feud between President James Buchanan (Class of 1809) and Senator Stephen A. Douglas over Kansas policy. The question, as always, involved how to handle the contentious issue of slavery. This rupture within the Democratic Party helped create the conditions for the nation's first popular senate campaign which occurred in Illinois, between Douglas, the incumbent, and a Republican opponent named Abraham Lincoln.

 

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Notable books published in 1858:

Carey, Henry Charles. Principles of Social Science. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1858.

Holmes, Oliver Wendell. The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Co., 1858.

Huxley, Thomas Henry. "On the Theory of the Vertebrate Skull." Proceedings of the Royal society of London 9 (1858): 381-457.

Mill, John Stuart.  Considerations on Representative Government.  New York:  Liberal Arts Press, 1958.

Morris, William. The Defence of Guinevere. London: Bell and Daldy, 1858.

Schaff, Philip. History of the Christian Church. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1858.

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