"When Lincoln Almost Quit His 1858 Senate Race"
Most historians agree that while Abraham Lincoln lost his attempt to win Stephen A. Douglas’s U.S. Senate seat from Illinois in 1858, his effort propelled him to the U.S. presidency in 1860. That would not have happened if Lincoln had acted on an impulse he had during that 1858 contest. Lincoln considered quitting the race.
Reg Ankrom's interest in Abraham Lincoln led him to Stephen A. Douglas. And Reg is now working on the final volume of his three-volume biography of Douglas. Numerous books, journals, magazines, and newspapers have published more than a hundred of Reg’s works in historical literature. He speaks frequently on Douglas and Lincoln and antebellum American history.
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When: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM