Jacksonville, Illinois "I have become a western man" Party Democrat Stephen A. Douglas Sophisticates and sophists "The Lord, and the legislature, and Gen Jackson" A new party in Jackson's image "The least man I ever saw" The first Douglas-Lincoln contest A scheme to capture the capital Convening the faithful The contest for Miss Mary Ann Todd The first Douglas-Lincoln debates Creating a constitutional crisis The move to pack the court Judge Douglas Quest for Congress Natural phenomena.
"With the introduction of Douglas' first bill in 1834, the Douglas-Lincoln contests continued in the decade ahead. Struggles over banking, internal improvements, party organizations, the seat of government and slavery put them on opposing sides. These battles were Douglas' political apprenticeship and he would use what he learned to become the most powerful Democrat in the nation"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index.
KF368.D68 A55 2015
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