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dc.contributor.advisorJacobsohn, Gary J., 1946-en
dc.contributor.advisorTulis, Jeffrey Ken
dc.creatorMoslander, Margaret Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-25T14:51:45Z
dc.date.available2016-07-25T14:51:45Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2015
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2SQ8QH97en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/39206en
dc.description.abstractThis paper re-examines the Lincoln-Douglas debates through a comparison of two works on the subject: Harry Jaffa’s Crisis of the House Divided and John Burt’s Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas and Moral Conflict. This paper examines several arguments made both in and about the debates, particularly on the status of the Declaration of Independence for Lincoln and for Douglas, on the nature and implications of popular sovereignty, and on the ability of liberal government to accommodate deeply rooted moral disagreements. The paper then considers how Madisonian political science, as articulated in Federalist 10, might yield insights about the nature of the problem the country faced in 1858 and the inevitability of the Civil War that was a result of that problem.en
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dc.subjectLiberalismen
dc.subjectLincoln-Douglas Debatesen
dc.subjectMoral fundationsen
dc.titleNatural right or history? The Lincoln-Douglas debates and the moral foundations of liberalismen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.date.updated2016-07-25T14:51:45Z
dc.description.departmentGovernmenten
thesis.degree.departmentGovernmenten
thesis.degree.disciplineGovernmenten
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
dc.embargo.terms12/1/2016en
dc.embargo.lift12/1/2016en
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