The1858 senatorial debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas illustrated the all-consuming national debate over slavery’s future. You can explore the Lincoln-Douglas Debates in Google Earth. This virtual tour includes historic map layers and customized placemarks with text, images and links for key documents. Just click on the adjacent image to begin.
If you have never used Google Earth, it might be helpful to begin by viewing this introductory video about the Lincoln-Douglas Debates virtual tour.