Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Douglas and Lincoln," September 1, 1858

"Douglas and Lincoln," Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, September 1, 1858
In 1858 people yearned to know more about Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. The New York Evening Post, a Republican publication, offered character sketches of both candidates. The paper described Douglas as a short, burly man from Vermont, who was talented in politics. The report depicted Lincoln in deeper detail, describing a man of “poor white parentage” who climbed to the top of the legal profession while remaining honest and reliable. The article noted that physically Lincoln appeared opposite of Douglas—“very tall, slender and angular”—but claimed that he was just as tenacious in debate. (By David Park)

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"Douglas and Lincoln," Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, September 1, 1858, p. 2: 2.
Original source
 
New York Evening Post
Newspaper: Publication
  Chicago Press and Tribune
Newspaper: Headline
  Douglas and Lincoln
Newspaper: Page(s)
  2
Newspaper: Column
  2
Type
  Newspaper
Date Certainty
  Exact
Transcriber
  Blake Dickinson, Dickinson College
Transcription date
  11/01/2007

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