DEFENCE OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRACY AGAINST THE ATTACK OF JUDGE DOUGLAS- CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE STATES. SPEECH...OF LOUISIANA. DELIVERED IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, MAY 22, 1860.

np: [1860]. 32pp. Caption title [as issued]. Disbound, first leaf loose, moderately tanned, first few leaves browned, dampstaining running through top left corner. Signature of Wm. T. Shafer at head of title. Good only.

The second Jew to serve in the U.S. Senate, after David Yulee of Florida, Louisiana Senator Benjamin levels both barrels at Illinois Senator Douglas and his Popular Sovereignty doctrine. An important marker in the dismantling of the National Democratic Party, the Speech was issued by several different printers during this election year. Signaling Southern repudiation of Douglas as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Benjamin warns that the South will be satisfied only by guarantees for the protection of slavery-- regardless of popular feeling-- in the Territories. Benjamin also discusses Douglas's debates with Lincoln in the Illinois senatorial contest two years earlier.
LCP 1092. Not in Work, Singerman, Blockson. Item #25271

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