Crisis of the House Divided

Crisis of the House Divided : Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates

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"Crisis of the House Divided" is the standard historiography of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Harry Jaffa provides the definitive analysis of the political principles that guided Lincoln from his re-entry into politics in 1854 through his Senate campaign against Douglas in 1858. ""Crisis of the House Divided" has shaped the thought of a generation of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War scholars."--Mark E. Needly, Jr., "Civil War History" "An important book about one of the great episodes in the history of the sectional controversy. It breaks new ground and opens a new view of Lincoln's significance as a political thinker."--T. Harry Williams, "Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences" "A searching and provocative analysis of the issues confronted and the ideas expounded in the great debates. . . . A book which displays such learning and insight that it cannot fail to excite the admiration even of scholars who disagree with its major arguments and conclusions."--D. E. Fehrenbacher, "American Historical Review"show more

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  • Paperback | 451 pages
  • 137.16 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • University of Washington Press
  • Seattle, United States
  • 0295952636
  • 9780295952635

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