McFarland & Co.
In 2015, Reg Ankrom published Stephen A. Douglas: The Political Apprenticeship, 1833-1843, a valuable study of Stephen A. Douglas’s early career in Illinois politics. Now, in this second installment of a projected four-volume biography, he carries the story through Douglas’s first six years in the U.S. Congress, including his two terms in the House of Representatives and his first three years in the Senate.
Woods, Michael E.
"Stephen A. Douglas, Western Man: The Early Years in Congress, 1844-1850,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 24
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol24/iss1/10