Annotated Bibliography

Primary Sources
"Abraham Lincoln - Stephen Douglas Debates - Election of 1858 Historical Material." Paperless Archives. Web. 10 Oct. 2010
 <http://www.paperlessarchives.com/lincoln_douglas_debates.html>. A scrapbook of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, including the actual notes from the seven debates. It also includes the cartoon drawings that dictated the debates. The information provided was useful for this project because it had the actual transcripts of the debates.

Hdivided. "YouTube - Lincoln-Douglas Debates." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 12 Aug. 2009. Web. 10 Oct. 2010. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK4YTY9DL4I>. A documentary by David Park on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. This documentary is very informative on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. It starts out by giving the history between Lincoln and Douglas. During the video you see the use of political cartoons that were drawn during the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Each debate was discussed during the documentary. This documentary gave me a lot of intel on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. I found this video very useful.

Ignitelearning. "YouTube - The Lincoln-Douglas Debates." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 7 Nov. 2006. Web. 10 Oct. 2010. www.youtube.com/watch?v=we4DofhdJs0>. A brief summary explaining how each candidate felt about slavery. It sights that Douglas wanted each state to do as it pleases. Lincoln felt that slavery was a moral, social and political wrong and it should be done away with. This documentary was good in giving an outline on the Debates.

Lincoln, Abraham. Political Debates Between Lincoln and Douglas. Cleveland: Burrows Bros. Co., 1897; Bartleby.com, 2001. www.bartleby.com/251/.  This is the best book on the Lincoln Douglas Debates.  It was written by Abraham Lincoln and actually published by another publisher Follet, Foster and Co. from Columbus, Ohio, in 1860.  The book contains the actual letters that were written between Douglas and Lincoln, as well as each of the debates transcripts.  If you want an accurate account of the debates this is the book for you.

White, Jr., Ronald C. A. Lincoln. New York: Random House, 2010. Print. The book is a bibliography about Abe Lincoln.  It talks about Lincoln’s life and political career.  Pages 257-289 discusses in great detail about the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.  I found this section to be helpful for my paper.  This book is also an excellent source for any information that you may need on Abraham Lincoln.  

Secondary Sources

Chadwick, Bruce. Lincoln for President. Naperville: Source, 2009. Print. The book is written to tell about the Presidential Election of 1860.  It discusses happenings that led up to the election.  Pages 52-54 touches on the Lincoln Douglas Debates.  This book would be useful if you were writing a paper on Lincoln’s Presidential Campaign.

CountryBoy04. "YouTube - Lincoln and Douglas at Galesburg: The Great Debate." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 12 Feb. 2009. Web. 09 Oct. 2010. <http://www.youtube.com>. A short documentary on how the debate Lincoln a national figure. It discussed how Lincoln and Douglas fought for the political future of Illinois. This provided brief information on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.

Egerton, Douglas R. Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought on the Civil War. New York: Bloomsbury, 2010. Print. The Year of the Meteors was written to explain the events that took place during the year of 1860 and the presidential election.  It does not focus on the Senate race but does touch on it on pages 44-47.  I found this book to be interesting but it does not give a whole lot of information on my topic. 

Fontes, Justine and Ron. Abraham Lincoln Lawyer, Leader, Legend. New York: Southern Lights Custom, 2001. Print. A book about the life of Abraham Lincoln.  It is written to be read by young children.  The book touches briefly on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, on page 30.  This book would be useful if you were doing a report on Abraham Lincoln.

"Lincoln - Douglas Debates of 1858." Illinois in the Civil War. Web. 09 Jan. 2011. <http://www.illinoiscivilwar.org/debates.html>. The web page is a short summary of the Lincoln Douglas Debates that describes Douglas’ Popular Sovereignty and Lincoln’s feelings about slavery.  It has a congressional district map.  This website did not provide much information that was helpful with my research.

Maxpower518. "YouTube - Every Known Photograph of Abraham Lincoln." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 15 Aug. 2008. Web. 11 Oct. 2010. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YpV0-faTpM>. A compilation of photos of Abe Lincoln. This video does not have any information or discussion on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.