Democrats hold their National Convention in Charleston, South Carolina

Democrats held their fractious National Convention in Charleston, South Carolina, adjourning without a slate of candidates. They reassembled in Baltimore on June 18, 1860. (By Don Sailer)
Source Citation
James L. Huston, Stephen A. Douglas and the Dilemmas of Democratic Equality (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007), 162-164.
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    New York Times, "Presidential Candidates," July 14, 1858
    New York Herald, “Political Joking," August 15, 1858
    Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, August 27, 1858
    New York Herald, “Douglas for the Presidency,” November 7, 1858
    New York Herald, “The Struggle Among the Virginia Democracy,” December 5, 1858
    Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 11, 1858
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “For the Lambs of the Flock,” January 12, 1859
    New York Herald, “The Next Presidential Election,” April 10, 1859
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Democratic Prospects,” April 11, 1859
    Memphis (TN) Appeal, “The Democracy and Non-Intervention,” April 13, 1859
    New York Herald, “The Charleston Convention,” April 20, 1859
    Charleston (SC) Mercury, “An Opinion,” May 3, 1859
    New York Times, “When Did He Die?,” May 11, 1859
    New York Times, “Democratic Preparations for 1860,” May 17, 1859
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Another Dred Scott Decision,” June 8, 1859
    New York Times, “Political Letters,” June 16, 1859
    Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “The Douglas Manifesto,” July 4, 1859
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Forney and Douglas,” July 7, 1859
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Douglas in Kentucky,” July 27, 1859
    Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Chances of Douglas,” July 28, 1859
    New York Herald,“Mr. Douglas and His Forthcoming Manifesto,” July 31, 1859
    New York Times, “An Unwise Letter,” August 5, 1859
    New York Herald, “The Morals of Politics,” August 7, 1859
    New York Herald, “Stump Candidates for the Presidency,” September 11, 1859
    Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Douglas in Mississippi,” October 3, 1859
    Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Charleston Convention,” October 15, 1859
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Where will they Go?,” October 17, 1859
    Hartford (CT) Courant, "Untitled," November 9, 1859
    New York Herald, “The South and Southern Safety,” December 4, 1859
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Virginia Wants the Nation to Foot Her Bills," December 8, 1859
    New York Herald, “Judge Douglas and the Administration,” December 11, 1859
    Newark (OH) Advocate, “Mr. Douglas and the Presidency,” December 23, 1859
    Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Paying the Piper,” January 28, 1860
    Raleigh (NC) Register, “How Firmly United the Democracy Are,” February 22, 1860
    Boston (MA) Advertiser, “What to do with Mr. Douglas,” February 23, 1860
    Newark (OH) Advocate, “The Chicago Convention,” March 2, 1860
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Pennsylvania,” March 5, 1860
    Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “Mr. Douglas’s Bid,” March 5, 1860
    New York Times, "Democratic National Convention," March 17, 1860
    (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot,“For President In 1860, Stephen A. Douglas,” March 17, 1860
    Philip Dandridge to Robert Hunter, March 18, 1860
    Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Charleston Convention,” March 24, 1860
    Charles Linsley to Robert Hunter, March 26, 1860
    Henry Fitzhugh to Robert Hunter, March 26, 1860
    New York Times, “A Political Reason for High Charges,” March 28, 1860
    Thomas L. Kane to Robert Hunter, March 30, 1860
    C.G. Baylor to Robert Hunter, March 31, 1860
    (Jackson) Mississippian, “The Last Revelation from Douglas,” April 3, 1860
    New York Times, “A Bomb-Shell for Charleston,” April 19, 1860
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Douglas Nomination,” April 21, 1860
    New York Herald, “The Republican Press on the Chances of Douglas,” April 22, 1860
    New York Times, “The Charleston Convention,” April 24, 1860
    New York Times, “Party Contests,” April 28, 1860
    New York Herald, “The Platform Crisis in Charleston,” April 29, 1860
    New York Times, “The Charleston Convention,” May 1, 1860
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Prophecy Fulfilled,” May 2, 1860
    Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Democratic Party Gone To Smash,” May 2, 1860
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Seceders at Charleston,” May 3, 1860
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Northern Democrat at a Slave Auction,” May 5, 1860
    Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Coming Conventions,” May 9, 1860
    New York Times, “Disunion Plots,” May 10, 1860
    Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Charleston Convention,” May 12, 1860
    New York Times, “A Douglas Demonstration in New York,” May 18, 1860
    Charleston (SC) Courier, "A Great Error," May 22, 1860
    Raleigh (NC) Register, "The Giant Killer Reversing His Own Work," May 23, 1860
    Newark (OH) Advocate, “Lincoln and Hamlin,” May 25, 1860
    New York Herald, “Bell and Everett Going Ahead,” May 27, 1860
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The New York Sun on Lincoln,” May 28, 1860
    New York Times, “The Baltimore Convention,” June 18, 1860
    Atchison (KS) Freedom's Champion, “Noble Deeds of Northern Democracy,” June 23, 1860
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “An Important Change,” July 19, 1860
    New York Herald, “The Missouri Breckinridge State Convention,” September 23, 1860
    New York Herald, “Won't Submit to Lincoln,” October 8, 1860
    New York Herald, “American Sensations During 1860,” October 21, 1860
    John Sherman to William Tecumseh Sherman, November 26, 1860
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