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The Lincoln-Douglas debates, every word. How did that happen?

August 28, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism.

Two days after that debate, newspaper readers were able to read almost every word that was uttered during those three hours that were given to each of the debates.

With no modern recording devices at hand for journalists to use, how did this happen?

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