University of Illinois Press
In Making an Antislavery Nation, Peck addresses both Illinois and the broader story, and thus makes the emergence first of Douglas and then of Lincoln much clearer and more understandable. By the end, Lincoln staked out the idea of “antislavery nationalism,” while Douglas campaigned against the universal human rights in which Lincoln believed and, it turned out, for which the North ultimately was willing to fight.
"Making an Antislavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Battle over Freedom,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 20
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol20/iss3/7