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Author Woods, Michael E., author.

Title Arguing until doomsday : Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the struggle for American democracy / Michael E. Woods.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2020.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "As the sectional crisis gripped the United States, the rancor increasingly spread to the halls of Congress. Preston Brooks's frenzied assault on Charles Sumner was perhaps the most notorious evidence of the dangerous divide between proslavery Democrats and the new antislavery Republican Party. But as disunion loomed, rifts within the majority Democratic Party were every bit as consequential. And nowhere was the fracture more apparent than in the raging debates between Illinois's Stephen Douglas and Mississippi's Jefferson Davis. As leaders of the Democrats' northern and southern factions before the Civil War, their passionate conflict of words and ideas has been overshadowed by their opposition to Abraham Lincoln. But here, weaving together biography and political history, Michael E. Woods restores Davis['s] and Douglas's fatefully entwined lives and careers to the center of the Civil War era"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Democratic Party (U.S.) -- History.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861.
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Slavery -- History -- 19th century -- Political aspects -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1861.
United States -- History -- 1783-1865.
HISTORY -- United States -- Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Politics and government.
Slavery -- Political aspects.
United States.
Chronological Term 1783-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Other Form: Print version: Woods, Michael E. Arguing until doomsday. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2020 9781469656397 (DLC) 2019044427 (OCoLC)1119478016
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