Lincoln-Douglas Debates (Bailey, 1994)

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), 430.
At first glance the two contestants seemed ill matched. The well-groomed and polished Douglas, with stocky figure and bullish voice, presented a striking contrast to the lanky Lincoln, with his baggy clothes and unshined shoes. Moreover, "Old Abe," as he was called in both affection and derision, had a piercing, high-pitched voice and was often ill at ease when he began to speak.
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