DOUGLAS, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861


Library of Congress

Extended Bibliography

Anderson, James W. “The Real Issue: An Analysis of the Final Lincoln-Douglas Debate.” Lincoln Herald 69 (Spring 1967): 27-39.

Angle, Paul M., ed. Created Equal? The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858. 1958. Reprint. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985.

Ankrom, Reg. Stephen A. Douglas: The Political Apprenticeship, 1833-1843. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2015.

Auchampaugh, Philip G. “The Buchanan-Douglas Feud.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 25 (April-July 1932): 5-48.

Bell, George William. “The Early Career of Stephen Arnold Douglas.” Ph.D. dissertation, Boston University, 1911.

Brown, William Garrott. Stephen A. Douglas. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1902.

Capers, Gerald Mortimer. Stephen A. Douglas: Defender of the Union. Edited by Oscar Handlin. Boston: Little, Brown Co., 1959.

Carr, Clark Ezra. Stephen A. Douglas, His Life, Public Services, Speeches and Patriotism. Chicago: A.C. McClurg Co., 1909.

Clinton, Anita. “Stephen Arnold Douglas—His Mississippi Experience.” Journal of Mississippi History 50 (June 1988): 56-88.

Coleman, Charles Hubert. The Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858. Charleston: Eastern Illinois University, 1957.

Collins, Bruce. “The Lincoln-Douglas Contest of 1858 and Illinois’ Electorate.” Journal of American Studies 20 (December 1986): 391-420.

Davis, Granville D. “Douglas and the Chicago Mob.” American Historical Review 54 (April 1949): 553-56.

Davis, Rodney O., and Douglas L. Wilson, eds., The Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Dean, Eric T., Jr. “Stephen A. Douglas and Popular Sovreignty." The Historian 57 (Summer 1995): 733-48.

Dennis, Frank L. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates. New York: Mason Lipscomb Publishers, 1974.

Dickerson, O.M. “Stephen A. Douglas and the Split in the Democratic Party.” In Proceedings of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association for the Year 1913-1914, vol. 7, edited by Benjamin F. Shambaugh, pp. 196-211. Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1914.

Douglas, Stephen A. A Brief Treatise Upon Constitutional and Party Questions, and the History of Political Parties. Edited by James Madison Cutts. New York: D. Appleton Co., 1866.

Ericson, David F. “Stephen A. Douglas, Slavery, and Pluralist Democracy." In The Shaping of American Liberalism: The Debates Over Ratification and Slavery, pp. 117-35. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Eyal, Yonatan. “With His Eyes Open: Stephen A. Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska Disaster of 1854." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 91 (Winter 1998): 175-217.

Fehrenbacher, D.E. “The Historical Significance of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.” Wisconsin Magazine of History 42 (Spring 1959): 193-99.

___. “Lincoln, Douglas, and the ‘Freeport Question’.” American Historical Review 66 (April 1961): 599-617.

Felt, Thomas E. “The Stephen A. Douglas Letters in the State Historical Library.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 56 (Winter 1963): 677-91.

Fretz, Barbara Catharine. “The Changing View in History, with Special Reference to the History of Stephen A. Douglas.” Ph.D. dissertation, Cornell University, 1938.

Gardner, William. Life of Stephen A. Douglas. Boston: Roxburgh Press, 1905.

Goodspeed, Thomas Wakefield. “Lincoln and Douglas: With Some Personal Reminiscences.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 26 (October 1933): 183-201.

Greeman, Elizabeth Dix. “Stephen A. Douglas and Herschel V. Johnson: Examples of National Men in the Sectional Crisis of 1860.” Ph.D. dissertation, Duke University, 1974.

Guelzo, Allen C. “Houses Divided: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Political Landscape of 1858." Journal of American History 94:2 (September 2007): 391-417.

___. Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.

Hansen, Stephen, and Paul Nygard. “Stephen A. Douglas, the Know-Knothings, and the Democratic Party in Illinois, 1854-1858.” Illinois Historical Journal 87 (Summer 1994): 109-30.

Harmon, George D. “Douglas and the Compromise of 1850.” Journal of Illinois State Historical Society 21 (January 1929): 453-99.

Heckman, Richard Allen. Lincoln vs. Douglas: The Great Debates Campaign. Washington: Public Affairs Press, 1967.

___. “Out-of-State Influences and the Lincoln-Douglas Campaign of 1858.” Journal of Illinois State Historical Society 59 (Spring 1966): 30-47.

___. “Political Fortunes of Lincoln and Douglas in 1858-59.” Lincoln Herald 67 (Winter 1965): 161-70.

Herriott, F.I. “Senator Stephen A. Douglas and the Germans in 1854.” In Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1912, Illinois State Historical Library publication no. 17, pp. 142-58. Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1912.

Holzer, Harold, ed. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1993.

Howland, Louis. Stephen A. Douglas. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1920.

Huston, James L. Stephen A. Douglas and the Dilemmas of Democratic Equality. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Jaffa, Harry V. Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. 1959. Reprint, with new preface. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Jaffa, Harry V., and Robert W. Johannsen, eds. In the Name of the People: Speeches and Writings of Lincoln and Douglas in the Ohio Campaign of 1859. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1959.

Jeffrey, Kirk, Jr. “Stephen Arnold Douglas in American Historical Writing.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 61 (Autumn 1968): 248-68.

Johannsen, Robert W. “America’s Little Giant: Stephen A. Douglas.” Civil War Times Illustrated 13 (April 1974): 18-29.

___. The Frontier, the Union, and Stephen A. Douglas. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.

___. “The Lincoln-Douglas Campaign of 1858: Background and Perspective.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 73 (Winter 1980): 242-62.

___. Stephen A. Douglas. 1973. Reprint, with new preface. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997.

___. “Stephen A. Douglas, ‘Harper’s Magazine,’ and Popular Sovereignty.” Mississippi Valley Historical Review 45 (March 1959): 606-31. Also included in Johannsen, The Frontier, the Union, and Stephen A. Douglas.

___. “Stephen A. Douglas, Popular Sovereignty and the Territories.” Historian 22 (August 1960): 378-95.

___. “Stephen A. Douglas and the South.” Journal of Southern History 33 (February 1967): 26-50. Also included in Johannsen, The Frontier, the Union, and Stephen A. Douglas.

___, ed. The Letters of Stephen A. Douglas. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1961.

___, ed. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965.

Johnson, Allen. Stephen A. Douglas: A Study in American Politics. 1908. Reprint. New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.

Kester, Martha. “Stephen A. Douglas: A Biographical Study.” Master’s thesis, University of Illinois, 1953.

King, Willard L., and Allan Nevins. “The Constitution and Declaration of Independence as Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 52 (Spring 1959): 7-32.

Lynch, William O. “The Character and Leadership of Stephen A. Douglas.” In Proceedings of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, vol. 10, pt. 3 (1920-1921), pp. 454-67. Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1923.

Malin, James C. “The Motives of Stephen A. Douglas in the Organization of Nebraska Territory: A Letter Dated December 17, 1853.” Kansas Historical Quarterly 19 (November 1951): 321-53.

___, ed. “F.H. Hodder’s ‘Stephen A. Douglas’.” Kansas Historical Quarterly 8 (August 1939): 227-37.

Meerse, David E. “Origins of the Douglas-Buchanan Feud Reconsidered.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 67 (April 1974): 154-74.

Mering, John V. “Allies or Opponents? The Douglas Democrats and the Constitutional Unionists.” Southern Studies 23 (Winter 1984): 376-85.

Milton, George Fort. “Douglas’ Place in American History.”Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 26 (January 1934): 323-48.

___. The Eve of Conflict: Stephen A. Douglas and the Needless War. 1934. Reprint. New York: Octagon Books, 1963.

___. “Stephen A. Douglas’ Efforts For Peace.” Journal of Southern History 1 (August 1935): 261-75.

Morrison, Michael A. Slavery and the American West: The Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. Includes a chapter on Douglas and the origins of the Kansas Nebraska Act.

Nevins, Allan. “Stephen A. Douglas: His Weaknesses and His Greatness.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 42 (December 1949): 385-410.

Pratt, Harry E. “Stephen A. Douglas, Lawyer, Legislator, Register and Judge: 1833-1843.” Lincoln Herald 51 (December 1949): 11-16; 52 (February 1950): 37-43.

Quitt, Martin H. Stephen Douglas and Antebellum Democracy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Schapsmeier, Edward L., and Frederick H. Schapsmeier. “Lincoln and Douglas: Their Versions of the West.” Journal of the West 7 (October 1968): 542-52.

Seymour, Glen Huron. “An Analysis of the Political Principles of Stephen A. Douglas.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1929.

Sigelschiffer, Saul. The American Conscience: The Drama of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. New York: Horizon Press, 1973.

Smith, Howard William, Jr. “The Early Public Career of Stephen A. Douglas.” Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, 1963.

Sparks, Edwin Erle, ed. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858. Springfield: Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library, 1908.

Stenberg, Richard R. “An Unnoted Factor in the Buchanan-Douglas Feud.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 25 (January 1933): 271-84.

Stevens, Frank E. “Life of Stephen Arnold Douglas.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 16 (October 1923-January 1924): 247-673.

___, ed. “Autobiography of Stephen A. Douglas.” Journal of Illinois State Historical Society 5 (October 1912): 323-42.

Stevenson, James A. “Lincoln vs. Douglas Over the Republican Ideal.” American Studies 35 (Spring 1994): 63-89.

Taft, Robert. “The Appearance and Personality of Stephen A. Douglas.” Kansas Historical Quarterly 21 (Spring 1954): 3-33.

U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses on the Death of Hon. Stephen A. Douglas. 37th Cong., 1st sess., 1861. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861.

Weatherman, Donald Van. “Partisanship and Principles in the American Party System: A Study of the Pamphlet War Between Stephen A. Douglas and Jeremiah S. Black.” Ph.D. dissertation, Claremont Graduate School, 1978.

Wells, Damon. Stephen Douglas: The Last Years, 1857-1861. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1971.

Willis, Henry Parker. Stephen A. Douglas. Philadelphia: G.W. Jacobs Co., 1910.

Wunder, John R., and Joann M. Ross, eds. The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008.

Zarefsky, David. “The Lincoln-Douglas Debates Revisited: The Evolution of Public Argument.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 72 (May 1986): 162-84.

___. Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery: In the Crucible of Public Debate. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.