Stephen A. Douglas


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Noun1.Stephen A. Douglas - United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slaveryStephen A. Douglas - 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 (1813-1861)
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Stephen A. Douglas: The Political Apprenticeship, 1833-1843
"Stephen A. Douglas the Political Apprenticeship, 1833-1843" by Lincoln scholar and historian Reg Ankrom is an impressively written 240 page political biography that is enhanced with the inclusion of a Chronology Through the First Douglas Decade in Illinois; an informative Introduction and Epilogue; twenty pages of Chapter Notes; an eight page Bibliography; and a nineteen page Index.
One of the great political rivalries in American history was the one between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas from the 1830s to the 1860s.