Table of contents for Lincoln at Peoria : the turning point / Lewis E. Lehrman.

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Preface	6
I. On the Road to the Springfield Speech 		13
Helping Congressman Yates	22
Preparation to Fight Kansas-Nebraska	25
Senator Douglas Returns to Illinois	31
Campaigning for Free-Soil	38
II. Springfield, Peoria and Beyond	49
On to Peoria	60
Peoria Speech	63
The End of the Debates	70
The End of the Campaign	75
III. The Kansas-Nebraska Act: The Context	82
Douglas's Motives	84
Insertion of "Inoperative and Void"	91
The Chase Appeal	94
The Opposition	100
Pushing Passage	104
Protesting Passage	112
IV. The Peoria Speech: The Ideas and Arguments	115
The Founders and the Declaration of Independence	117
National Expansion and Compromise	125
The Compromise of 1850	135
Popular Sovereignty and Slavery 	141
Race, Prejudice, and the South	152
Nationality and Union	155
Principle and Policy 	158
V. The Road from Peoria 	170
Unintended Consequences for Democrats	172
Campaign for the Senate (1854-1855)	180
Realignment and the Republican Party	190
Bleeding Kansas 	195
The Bloomington Convention	200
VI. Challenging Dred Scott and Douglas 	211
The Republican Reaction 	214
The 1858 Senate Campaign 	219
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates	225
The Presidential Campaign 	232
VII. Peoria Characterizes the Lincoln Presidency 	240
Declaration of Independence & the Constitution	244
Preserving the Union	248
Slavery and Equality	253
Union, Morality and Reality	261
The South 	264
Douglas and Lincoln 	269
The Bible and the World	272
VIII. Coda	281
IX. Peoria and the Historians' Record 	294
Full Text of Speech at Peoria, Illinois	317
Acknowledgments		356
Milestones in the Lives of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas	370
Footnotes	384
Bibliography	385
Index	386

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political career before 1861.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Oratory.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.
Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States. Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861 -- Political and social views.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Illinois -- Peoria.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Travel -- Illinois -- Peoria.
Peoria (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century.