EXHIBIT –Lincoln Douglas Debates

Word CloudThe House Divided Project at Dickinson College has created an innovative digital classroom on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858.  The contest between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas was really the first public US senatorial campaign in American history and one of the great turning points of antebellum American politics.  Visitors to this site can see a litany of primary source documents for all seven debates and the full campaign as well as a host of unique multi-media resources, such as a clickable word cloud (above) and a GIS-enabled map of the election results.

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