Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Great Debate Between Lincoln and Douglas At Ottawa," August 23, 1858

"Great Debate Between Lincoln and Douglas at Ottawa," Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, August 23, 1858
Throughout the Lincoln-Douglas campaign, the press engaged in a battle of its own. Republican newspapers published pro-Lincoln reports while Democratic publications countered with articles that painted Douglas the victor. The Republican-affiliated Chicago Press and Tribune released this account of the debate which declared that Lincoln “pulverized” Douglas. The journalist described the splitting of the town as two processions formed—one greeting Lincoln and the other Douglas. According to the report, each candidate enjoyed a hero’s welcome as they made their way to the platform, where they met an enthusiastic crowd of twelve thousand. (By David Park)

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“Great Debate Between Lincoln and Douglas at Ottawa,” Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, August 23, 1858, p. 1: 2.
Newspaper: Publication
  Chicago Tribune
Newspaper: Headline
  Great Debate Between Lincoln and Douglas At Ottawa
Newspaper: Page(s)
  1
Newspaper: Column
  2
Type
  Newspaper
Date Certainty
  Exact
Transcriber
  Joanne Williams, Dickinson College
Transcription date
  11/08/2007

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