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Colorado Center for Public Humanities

Re-enactment of the Lincoln Douglas Debates, 1858


This portrayal of the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 was one of the most popular Fall of 2008 events on campus.
A preliminary lecture was given by Gillian Silverman. A fiery Lincoln was portrayed by well-known local Thespian Dan Hiester.
Stephan Hartnett adopted with theatrical zest the role of a belligerant Douglas. Hartnett and Silverman are UCD professors.

Gillian Silverman - Lincoln-Douglas re-enactment for CCPH - Lecture before the re-enactment. Sponsored by the Colorado Center for Public Humanities, University of Colorado Denver, Fall Semester 2008.

Stephen Hartnett - Lincoln-Douglas re-enactment for CCPH - Hartnett is portraying Douglas. Sponsored by the Colorado Center for Public Humanities, University of Colorado Denver, Fall Semester 2008.

Dan Hiester - Lincoln-Douglas re-enactment for CCPH - Hiester is portraying Lincoln. Sponsored by the Colorado Center for Public Humanities, University of Colorado Denver, Fall Semester 2008.