Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “New Orleans Delta on the Illinois Republican Convention,” July 5, 1858

“New Orleans Delta on the Illinois Republican Convention,” Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, July 5, 1858
Abraham Lincoln, relatively unknown nationally at the time, gave the keynote speech at the Illinois Republican Convention in 1858. The speech stirred such a controversy that newspapers across the nation such as the New Orleans Delta picked up the story. The Delta, a Democratic publication, sarcastically labeled Lincoln an “unshorn Sampson” and blasted Republican papers, such as the Chicago Times, labeling their support of Lincoln “blasphemy.” According to the Delta, the convention displayed the “Black Republicans” intent to organize a united, sweeping movement that anti-slavery supporters hoped would culminate with victory in the 1860 presidential election. (By David Park)

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Source citation
 
“New Orleans Delta on the Illinois Republican Convention,” Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, July 5, 1858, p. 2: 6.
Original source
 
New Orleans (LA) Delta
Newspaper: Publication
  Chicago Press and Tribune
Newspaper: Headline
  New Orleans Delta on the Illinois Republican Convention
Newspaper: Page(s)
  2
Newspaper: Column
  6
Type
  Newspaper
Date Certainty
  Exact
Transcriber
  Don Sailer, Dickinson College
Transcription date
  07/20/2009

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