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Year of Meteors, the 1860 election

Douglas  Egerton October 19, 2012

Douglas Egerton, auhtor of "Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election that Brought on the Civil War."

Gerry's Monologue -
"This is Gerry Prokopowicz, with Civil War Talk Radio,...'s almost November 2012 and the United States is experiencing a presidential election season. It's coming at the end of four years of seemingly endless campaigning, a long nominating process that at one time involved dozens of candidates. Viral partisanship, threats of national disaster if the other side wins, special interest groups that are forcing parties for the extremes in some issues, nominees trying to move away from the extremist, political money everywhere. In other words, in many ways, it's just like the presidential campaign of 1860. But 1860 was also different from any other campaign in American history since it was followed by a Civil War . We will explore this dramatic election, today, with Douglas Egerton, author of "Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln and the Election that Brought on the Civil War," today on Civil War Talk Radio."

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