The great debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in 1858 by Abraham Lincoln

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Published by The Lincoln Group of Boston in [Boston] .

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Statementreproduced in condensed form in 1940 by Harry F. Lake and George R. Farnum, before the Lincoln Group of Boston
ContributionsDouglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861, Lake, Harry F., Farnum, George Rossiter, 1885-
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LC ClassificationsE457.4 .L758
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Pagination5 p. L., 3-54 p.
Number of Pages54
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Open LibraryOL25266358M
OCLC/WorldCa3654491

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