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People/Characters: Stephen Douglas

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Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 by Cokie Roberts
The Case of Abraham Lincoln by Julie M. Fensterpolitician
Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom by Adam Chandler
The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave's Journey from Bondage to Freedom by David F. Walker
The Lincoln Myth: A Novel (Cotton Malone) by Steve Berry
The peace that almost was by Mark Tooley
Worthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip Margolin

Character description

Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 – June 3, 1861) was an American politician from Illinois and the designer of the Kansas–Nebraska Act. He was a member of the House of Representatives, the United States Senate, and the Democratic Party nominee for president in the 1860 election, losing to Republican Abraham Lincoln. Douglas had previously defeated Lincoln in a Senate contest, noted for the famous Lincoln–Douglas debates of 1858. He was nicknamed the "Little Giant" because he was short in physical stature, but a forceful and dominant figure in politics. (His height is given in various sources as being in the range of 5 feet (1.5 m) to 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m); five feet four is reported most often.)

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