The Art of the Campaign

The Art of the Campaign
Author : Kevin J. O'Brien
Publisher :
Total Pages : 257
Release : 2013-08-10
ISBN 10 : 0989596613
ISBN 13 : 9780989596619
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of the Campaign Book Description:

Lincoln's 1858 race against Stephen Douglas for the Senate was the only documented campaign of his political career. In The Art of the Campaign: How Lincoln Won the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Kevin O'Brien shows how Lincoln, far from running a timid or reactive race, as convention has it, crafted a bold strategy against his famous adversary. In framing Douglas as an "instrument" for the spread of slavery, despite his professions of neutrality, Lincoln left no stone unturned. He was equally comfortable parsing the dangerous logic of Douglas's ideas or mocking his personal obtuseness on slavery, drawing out the alarming implications of the Dred Scott decision or reinterpreting Douglas's off-hand remarks and campaign jokes. O'Brien follows the course of the Senate campaign as it unfolded, culminating in the joint debates. He shows how Lincoln, after a shaky start, won the debates by every measure except the obvious one. Lincoln lost the election, narrowly and arbitrarily, but by outperforming Douglas handily, he vaulted to national prominence. Armed with a new speaking style, unadorned and "honest," Lincoln also reinforced that slavery was not just a southern problem, as many antislavery northerners believed. If Douglas was "preparing the public mind" for the further spread of slavery, as Lincoln charged in the Galesburg debate, then the North was in danger of becoming an accomplice. Ideas would have to combat ideas, and there could be no middle ground. The Art of the Campaign reveals a campaigner who, by the end of the debates, ranged freely from historical principles to minute details of personality and style to define "the real issue" between the two candidates. Lincoln's performance is a sharp contrast to the superficial and predictable political campaigns of our own day.


RELATED BOOKS:
The Art of the Campaign
Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: Kevin J. O'Brien, Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Arnold Douglas
Categories: Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-10 - Publisher:

Lincoln's 1858 race against Stephen Douglas for the Senate was the only documented campaign of his political career. In The Art of the Campaign: How Lincoln Won the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Kevin O'Brien shows how Lincoln, far from running a timid or reactive race, as convention has it, crafted a bold
The Art of Debate - 14th Edition
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: N. André Cossette
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-21 - Publisher: Lulu.com

This comprehensive forensics textbook includes everything for the beginning to intermediate 7th-12th grade debater and forensics competitor. Teachers across the US and Japan have used the Art of Debate textbooks to teach high-school and middle-school debate. Anyone who is looking for a textbook to help novices to intermediate competitive debaters
The Art of Debate - 12th Edition
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: N. Andre Cossette
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08 - Publisher: Lulu.com

Featured in U.S. News and World Report, this high school forensics textbook, now in its 12th edition, is an excellent text for the beginning debater. This book covers basic argumentation, Public Forum debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, Policy debate, and Congressional debate as well as 8 individual events. Check out the U.S.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate (Classic Reprint)
Language: en
Pages: 12
Authors: John Hugh Bowers
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07 - Publisher: Forgotten Books

Excerpt from Lincoln-Douglas Debate American history, reveals human nature deal= ing with momentous problems, and illuminates the methods by which the great art of public speech is used to influence public conduct in a great epoch. Because Lincoln and Douglas, in the course of the debate, each made references to
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Language: en
Pages: 394
Authors: Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Harold Holzer, Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Arnold Douglas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: HarperCollins

Published together in their original form for the first time, the seven Lincoln-Douglas debates are presented in their entirety, free of editing and embellishment. By the author of Lincoln on Democracy.