Stephen A. Douglas and the American Union

Stephen A. Douglas

Exhibition curated by Daniel Meyer.

The life and career of Senator Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861), a divisive leader in political struggles over slavery, settlement of the Western territories, and the dissolution of the Federal union, is the subject of this exhibition. Drawn from the Douglas papers and other printed, manuscript and archival holdings, the exhibition marks the Douglas family's recent gift of significant additional materials.

Exhibit Publications & Documents

Online Exhibit Catalog
Catalogue 48p., $10