*Profiles the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln with a special focus on his debates with Stephen Douglas in 1858.
*Explains the central issues of the 1850s, including the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, popular sovereignty and the Dred Scott Decision,
*Includes pictures of Lincoln and other important people, places, and events in his life. .
*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.
*Includes a Table of Contents.
“This declared indifference, but, as I must think, covert real zeal for the spread of slavery, I cannot but hate. I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world—enables the enemies of free institutions, with plausibility, to taunt us as hypocrites—causes the real friends of freedom to doubt our sincerity, and especially because it forces so many really good men amongst ourselves into an open war with the very fundamental principles of civil liberty—criticizing the Declaration of Independence, and insisting that there is no right principle of action but self-interest.” – Abraham Lincoln