Crisis of the house divided : an interpretation of the issues in the Lincoln-Douglas debates / Harry V. Jaffa
- Jaffa, Harry V.
- Garden City, New York : Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1959. and [Getzville, New York] : William S. Hein & Company, 
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (451 pages).
- HeinOnline slavery in America and the world: history, culture & law
- pt. I. Introductory. 1958: The crisis in historical judgment ; 1858: Lincoln versus Douglas ; The alternatives -- part II. The case for Douglas. Slavery ; Manifest destiny ; The repeal of the Missouri Compromise I. The legal power and practical impotence of federal prohibitions of slavery in the territories ; The repeal of the Missouri Compromise II. Did the Comprise of 1850 "supersede" the Missouri Compromise ; The repeal of the Missouri Compromise III. What Douglas intended on January 4, 1854 ; The repeal of the Missouri Compromise IV. Tragedy. The extreme crush the mean -- part III. The political philosophy of a young Whig. The teaching concerning political salvation ; The teaching concerning political moderation -- part IV. The case for Lincoln. The legal tendency toward slavery expansion ; The political tendency toward slavery expansion ; The intrinsic evil of the repeal of the Missouri Compromise ; The universal meaning of the Declaration of Independence ; The form and substance of political freedom in the modern world ; Popular sovereignty: true and false ; The meaning of equality: abstract and practical ; The "natural limits" of slavery expansion ; Did the Republicans abandon Lincoln's principles after the election of 1860? ; The end of Manifest Destiny -- Appendix I. Some of the historical background to the Lincoln-Douglas debates -- Appendix II. Some notes on the Dred Scott decision.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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