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Booklet, “OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, HELD IN 1860, AT CHARLESTON AND BALTIMORE. PROCEEDINGS AT CHARLESTON, APRIL 23 - MAY 3. Prepared and Published Under the Direction of John Parkhurst, Recording Secretary,” Cleveland, Nevins' Print, Plain Dealer Job Office, 1860. 188pp. light wear in foredge of titlepage and upper margin of final text leaf. Two text leaves printed on slightly folded paper, resulting in obscuration of some text, VG. he official record of a crucially important moment in American politics, the 1860 Democratic Convention(s), at which Stephen A. Douglas won the nomination and faced Republican nominee Abraham Lincoln in the general election. The first convention was held in Charleston in late April and early May, and was a rancorous affair. Douglas led the field of nine total candidates at Charleston, over the opposition of militant Southern Democrats (so-called "Fire Eaters"). Despite the fact that fifty-seven separate ballots were held, Douglas could not secure the necessary two-thirds majority of delegates. The delegates therefore adjourned and reconvened in Baltimore in June, where the committee voted to exclude certain delegates from Louisiana and Alabama who had been disruptive in Charleston. Douglas finally secured the nomination on the second ballot in Baltimore, and went on to lose the general election to Lincoln. The present text prints all the proceedings of the Charleston and Baltimore conventions, offering a detailed picture of American politics at their most fractious.
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The Democratic 1860 Conventions

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