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Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) Popular Sovereignty in the Territories: Judge Douglas in Reply to Judge Black

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08940 Author/Creator: Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: October 1859 Pagination: 24 p. : envelope : free frank ; 23 x 14.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08940 Author/Creator: Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: October 1859 Pagination: 24 p. : envelope : free frank ; 23 x 14.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Responds at length to the criticisms of his position on popular sovereignty by Attorney General Jeremiah S. Black. Emphasizes that he would "never vote for a slave code in the Territories by Congress." First edition with original free franked envelope Douglas used to send it to Samuel Arnold of Haddam, Connecticut.

People: Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861
Black, Jeremiah Sullivan, 1810-1883

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PoliticsCongressWestward ExpansionGovernment and CivicsAfrican American HistorySlaveryElection

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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