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Douglas goes into it with a degree of spirit that deserves victory, and in Mr. Lincoln he has a foeman worthy of his steel.” New York Times, July 12, 1858

Foeman Worthy of his Steel

Abraham Lincoln’s first great debate, Ottawa, Illinois, 1858

by Georgiann Baldino

Copyright Georgiann Baldino, 2012

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This is a work of historical fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or have been used fictitiously. To write historical fiction the author recreates voices and attitudes appropriate for the time period. This novel excerpt imagines what it was like to hear Abraham Lincoln make a stump speech, wrangling with Stephen A. Douglas over the institution of slavery. The subject, dialogue and incidents reflect conflicts that led to America’s Civil War. The author adapted it from her novel, Candidate Lincoln.

The Principal Characters in this installment:

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