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The Resource Year of meteors : Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil War, Douglas R. Egerton

Year of meteors : Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil War, Douglas R. Egerton

Label
Year of meteors : Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil War
Title
Year of meteors
Title remainder
Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Douglas R. Egerton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In early 1860, pundits and political operatives across America confidently predicted the victory of Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas in the coming presidential election. Douglas, after all, led the Democrats, the only party that bridged North and South. But the Democracy would splinter over the issue of slavery, opening the way for the upstart Republicans, exclusively Northern, to steal the Oval Office. Dark horse Abraham Lincoln, not the first choice even of his own party, won the presidency with a record-low share of the popular vote. Year of Meteors re-creates the cascade of events that confounded political bosses, set North and South on the road to disunion, and put not Stephen Douglas but his livelong rival in the White House"--Cover, p. 2
Cataloging source
DLC
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Egerton, Douglas R
Dewey number
973.7/11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E440
LC item number
.E43 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Douglas, Stephen A.
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Year of meteors : Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil War, Douglas R. Egerton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn504281088
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
399 p.
Isbn
9781596916197
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010004965
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)504281088
Label
Year of meteors : Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil War, Douglas R. Egerton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn504281088
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
399 p.
Isbn
9781596916197
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010004965
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)504281088

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