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W&L’s Lucas Morel Talks Lincoln-Douglas Debates in New Podcast Interview In the discussion, Morel explains the history behind the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Lucas-Morel-vert-234x350 W&L’s Lucas Morel Talks Lincoln-Douglas Debates in New Podcast InterviewLucas Morel

Lucas Morel, professor of politics and head of the Politics Department at Washington and Lee University, was interviewed for the National Constitution Center’s podcast “We the People.”

In the discussion, Morel explains the history behind the Lincoln-Douglas debates, a series of seven debates that pitted Abraham Lincoln against Stephen Douglas as they vied for an Illinois Senate seat in 1858.

Listen to the full interview here.