The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2009

Duration: 16 hours 8 minutes

Summary:

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates made history and changed its course through seven legendary match-ups between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas during the 1858 Illinois senatorial race. Although he lost the election, Lincoln's gift for oratory and his antislavery stance made him a nationally known figure, and led to his election to the presidency in 1860. Never before presented in audio, these debates and great statesmen are brought to life by narrators Richard Dreyfuss (Douglas) and David Strathairn (Lincoln). Perfectly timed for the Lincoln Bicentennial celebrations, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates provide a soundtrack to a nation discovering its better self.

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