Editor says, what if Stephen A. Douglas had won the 1860 presidential race? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, H.W. Brands explores Lincoln's development during and after losing the 1858 Senate Race, so we vary this by imagining that Douglas repeats his performance during the 1860 Presidential Race. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.