How Lincoln Won the 1860 Republican Nomination

Can history repeat itself in 2008?
"How Lincoln Won the 1860 Republican Nomination
by Gordon Leidner of Great American History
One of the most interesting American political stories involves the nomination of Abraham Lincoln to be the Republican party's candidate for President of the United States in 1860. This was the Republican party's second presidential convention, and the man everyone expected to receive the nomination was the powerful and well-known William H. Seward of New York.

Abraham Lincoln, although having recently been introduced to eastern audiences through a series of political speeches in New England, and prior to that having gained some fame due to his participation in 'the Great Debates' with Stephen A. Douglas, was not considered a serious contender for the appointment. How he and his political team brought him from 'dark horse' contender to the victor is the subject of the following article."
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