TITLE

LINCOLN AND THE HOUSE DIVIDED: LAUNCHING A NATIONAL POLITICAL CAREER

AUTHOR(S)
ZAREFSKY, DAVID
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Rhetoric & Public Affairs;Fall2010, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p421
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In the House Divided Speech, Lincoln warned that the country was tending toward nationwide slavery because of the work of a conspiracy in which Stephen Douglas was involved. A close reading of the speech text reveals how Lincoln sought to establish this seemingly outlandish claim and how doing so responded to the volatile nature of Illinois politics in 1858. Th e speech placed Lincoln in a position that enabled him to begin his rise to national prominence.
ACCESSION #
55358994

 

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