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Lincoln-Douglas Debates (Bailey, 1994)

Textbook

Thomas A. Bailey and David M. Kennedy, The American Pageant: A History of the Republic, 10th ed., (Lexington, Massachusetts: D.C. Heath and Company, 1994), 429.

Lincoln, as Republican nominee for the Senate seat, boldly challenged Douglas to a series of joint debates. This was a rash act, because the stumpy senator was probably the nation's most devastating debater.
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