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Stephen A. Douglas and the Free Soilers

by A. W. Clason

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Published by [Historical Publication Co.] in [New York] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Free Soil Party (U.S.)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMagazine of American history.
    Statement[A.W. Clason]
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. 477-[482] :
    Number of Pages482
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25155497M
    OCLC/WorldCa769455571

    Stephen A. Douglas: 1 n United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln () Synonyms: Douglas, Little Giant, Stephen Arnold Douglas Example of: pol, political leader, politician, politico a person. Free-Soilers, naturally, saw their choice as being not between slavery and its absence, but between a little bit of slavery and a lot of it—or, as one Kansan put it, between taking arsenic with Author: Ross Drake.

    Stephen A. Douglas first became politically known in Illinois as a staunch Democratic proponent of President Andrew Jackson. Between and , Douglas held a succession of Illinois state offices, some of them concurrently, including state’s attorney, state legislator, register of the Springfield land office, and secretary of state. Sign in to like videos, comment, and subscribe. Sign in. Watch Queue Queue.

    Northern free-soilers—opponents of slavery's expansion—whipped up a tidal wave of popular hostility to his apparent betrayal of a generation-long compromise. senator Stephen A. Douglas. The Life of Stephen A. Douglas. by William Gardner. Preface. De mortuis nil nisi bonum, (of the dead speak nothing but good), is the rule which governed the friends of Stephen A. Douglas after his death. "Of political foes speak nothing but ill," is the rule which has guided much of .


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Stephen A. Douglas and the Free Soilers by A. W. Clason Download PDF EPUB FB2

Stephen A. Douglas by Robert W. Johannsen is a very good biography of one the last of the great pre-Civil War political figures.

A gifted politician and a staunch defender of the Union, Douglas' career was ultimately destroyed by the sectional infighting that tore the United States by: Stephen Douglas has 22 books on Goodreads with ratings.

Stephen Douglas’s most popular book is Covet (Fallen Angels, #1). a reference to the violent clashes in Kansas between free-soilers and slavery supporters. an antislavery political party formed in in response to Stephen Douglas's Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Dred Scott v. Sanford. a book about a slave who is treated badly, in the book persuaded more people, particularly northerners, to become anti. Stephen A. Douglas and Popular Sovereignty By Dean, Eric T., Jr The Historian, Vol. 57, No.

4, Summer PR PEER-REVIEWED PERIODICAL Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).

Stephen A. Douglas, in full Stephen Arnold Douglas, (born ApBrandon, Vermont, U.S.—died June 3,Chicago, Illinois), American politician, leader of the Democratic Party, and orator who espoused the cause of popular sovereignty in relation to the issue of slavery in the territories before Stephen A.

Douglas and the Free Soilers book American Civil War (–65). He was reelected senator from Illinois in Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians For the quarter-century before Stephen A.

Douglas was a dominant figure on the American political scene, far outshadowing Abraham Lincoln. This first paperback printing of Robert Johannsen's authoritative biography features a new preface.

"At once a work of enormous scholarship and of deep insight. How in the World Do We Make a Difference?: Getting to the Heart and Soul of Love and Work by Douglas, Rev Norm; Vuillemin, Larry; Hallam, Stephen F. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Party founded in Wisconsin in as a direct reaction to the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Consisted of a coalition of Free-Soilers and antislavery Whigs and Democrats, with the overriding purpose to oppose the spread of slavery in the territories, calling for the repeal of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Fugitive Slave Law.

Following up on my most recent posts, I just finished Fergus Bordewich's "America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union".

Although this book's subject is what has come down to us as the "Compromise of ", it could just as well have been "Strategies to /5. Johannsen, Robert W: Book Stephen A Douglas, by R W Johannsen, revd by R N Current; Douglas por. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A.

Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5. The Hon. Stephen A. Douglas had taken his seat in the House with augmented self-assurance.

He had not only secured his re-election and the success of his party in Illinois, but he had served most acceptably as a campaign speaker in Polk's own State. Surely he was entitled to.

Stephen A. Douglas broke with the Democratic party leadership over the Lecompton Constitution. The Lecompton Constitution () was one of four proposed constitutions for the state of Kansas.

It was drafted by pro-slavery advocates and included provisions to protect slaveholding in the state and to exclude free blacks from its bill of rights. The Free Soilers’ frequent warnings of a slave power conspiracy no longer seemed so farfetched.

State legislatures across the North passed resolutions opposing the Kansas-Nebraska bill. In response, Douglas claimed that the Compromise of.

Stephen A. Douglas belonged to which political party. Whigs B. Democrats C. Republicans D. Free-Soilers -   Fergus M. Bordewich is the author of several books, among them America’s Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A.

Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history.

His articles have appeared in many magazines and newspapers. He lives in San Francisco/5(6). Douglas R. Egerton is a professor of history at Le Moyne College. He is the author of six books, including Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election that Brought on the Civil War, He Shall Go Out Free: The Lives of Denmark Vesey, Gabriel's Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of andand Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America/5(54).

Stephen Douglas, “Speech of Senator Douglas, On the Occasion of his Public Reception at Chicago,” July 9,in Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, Political Debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A.

Douglas (New York: G. Putnam’s Sons, ), 16—23, 30— Reprinted from The U.S. Constitution, A Reader, Published by Hillsdale College. Stephen Arnold Douglas (Ap – June 3, ) was an American politician from Illinois. He was a U.S. Representative, a U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party nominee for President in the election, losing to Republican Abraham Lincoln.

Douglas had previously defeated Lincoln in a Senate contest, noted for the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates of Born: Stephen Arnold Douglas, Ap.

Stephen Douglas's theory of popular sovereignty led to corrupted elections, violence, and political chaos. peace agreements between the free-soilers and pro-slavery settlers. the abolition of slavery in Nebraska and Kansas. the death of Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts.

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Full text of "Stephen A. Douglas Defender Of The Union". The Kansas-Nebraska Act was an bill that allowed settlers of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether slavery would be allowed within their state's borders.

The .Luminaries such as John Calhoun, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay were nearing the end of their long careers, while rising stars such as Jefferson Davis, William Seward, and Stephen Douglas would shape the country’s politics as slavery gradually fractured the nation.

The Compromise saved the Union from collapse, but it did so at a great cost.4/5(2).