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The Resource Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum democracy, Martin H. Quitt, (electronic resource)

Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum democracy, Martin H. Quitt, (electronic resource)

Label
Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum democracy
Title
Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum democracy
Statement of responsibility
Martin H. Quitt
Title variation
Stephen A. Douglas & Antebellum Democracy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thematic biography demonstrates how Stephen Douglas's path from a conflicted youth in Vermont to dim prospects in New York to overnight stardom in Illinois led to his identification with the Democratic Party and his belief that the federal government should respect the diversity of states and territories. His relationships with his mother, sister, teachers, brothers-in-law, other men and two wives are explored in depth. When he conducted the first cross-country campaign by a presidential candidate in American history, few among the hundreds of thousands that saw him in 1860 knew that his wife and he had just lost their infant daughter or that Douglas controlled a large Mississippi slave plantation. His story illuminates the gap between democracy then and today. The book draws on a variety of previously unexamined sources.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quitt, Martin H
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Douglas, Stephen A.
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Legislators
  • United States
Label
Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum democracy, Martin H. Quitt, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139176033
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Adolescence in Vermont; 2. Schooling, learning and passing the bar; 3. Family influence, stress and bonds; 4. Democratic prodigy in Illinois; 5. Douglas's constitutionalism, part i: noncitizen voting, apportionment and internal improvements; 6. Douglas's constitutionalism, part ii: slavery in the territories; 7. The campaign of 1860 and the code against campaigning; 8. In Lincoln's shadow; 9. Douglas's Mississippi slaves
Control code
CR9781139176033
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139176033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808367450
Label
Stephen A. Douglas and Antebellum democracy, Martin H. Quitt, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139176033
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Adolescence in Vermont; 2. Schooling, learning and passing the bar; 3. Family influence, stress and bonds; 4. Democratic prodigy in Illinois; 5. Douglas's constitutionalism, part i: noncitizen voting, apportionment and internal improvements; 6. Douglas's constitutionalism, part ii: slavery in the territories; 7. The campaign of 1860 and the code against campaigning; 8. In Lincoln's shadow; 9. Douglas's Mississippi slaves
Control code
CR9781139176033
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139176033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808367450

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