Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Jonesboro Debate," September 17, 1858

"The Jonesboro Debate," Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, September 17, 1858
In the 1858 debates newspapers exhibited strong political affiliations through their support of either candidate. The Chicago Press and Tribune backed Abraham Lincoln. The paper’s article on the third debate ridiculed Stephen Douglas but praised Lincoln. According to the Press and Tribune, Lincoln “masterly” argued while Douglas offered “falsehoods.” The article claimed that through his speech Douglas routinely lied, citing a few instances where he seemed less than truthful. The crowd, noted the publication, reached fourteen hundred people with support for either man split fifty-fifty. (By David Park)

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"The Jonesboro Debate," Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, September 17, 1858, p. 2: 1.
Newspaper: Publication
  Chicago Press and Tribune
Newspaper: Headline
  The Jonesboro Debate
Newspaper: Page(s)
  2
Newspaper: Column
  1
Type
  Newspaper
Date Certainty
  Exact
Transcriber
  James Chapnick, Dickinson College
Transcription date
  11/05/2007

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