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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index Second Edition

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Preface to the Second Edition

This index was begun as a card index to the debaters' manuals in the Reference Department of this Library. The increasing number of such manuals and the frequent requests for material on debates made it seem desirable to combine in one list the indexes to all the manuals, thus bringing references to all the material on one subject together and saving the time required to consult the index of each book. The card index has been so useful here that it has been printed, in the hope that it may also be useful elsewhere. Under each subject are given the proposition for debate, page references to the manuals, and a note indicating the material to be found there, whether briefs, references, specimen debates or synopses of debates.

The "Debates" of this Library, included in the list of books indexed, is a loose-leaf book containing briefs and references copied from various sources or supplementing lists to be found elsewhere. The Carnegie Library "Reference lists" referred to are less complete manuscript lists compiled in response to requests.

One hundred new references have been added in this edition. Twenty-four of these are on new topics and seventy-six are additional references on topics included in the first edition. New cross references have also been included when necessary. The new books indexed are Robbins's "High school debate book," the "Debaters' handbook series" and the new edition of Askew's "Pros and cons," also the numbers of the "Speaker" and of the "Bulletin" of the University of Wisconsin issued in the sixteen months since the first edition of this index was published.

November 1, 1912.

Debate Index

Books Indexed

Alden, Raymond Macdonald. 808.5 A35 *Art of debate. 1900. Bibliography, p. 8. The same. 1900. r 808.5 A35 Based largely on material originally prepared for students of argumentation at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. Askew, John Bertram. r 028 A83 Pros and cons; a newspaper reader's and debater's guide to the leading controversies of the day, political, social, religious, etc.; ed. by A.M. Hyamson. 1906. The same; rewritten and enlarged by W.T.S. Sonnenschein. [1911.] r 028 A83a Arranged in dictionary form, giving concisely the opposing arguments on each question. The edition of 1911 contains briefs on more than 20 new subjects, while a number of topics no longer of living interest have been dropped. Brookings, Walter DuBois, & Ringwalt, R.C. ed. 028 B77 *Briefs for debate on current political, economic and social topics. 1906. "Bibliography of debating," by A.B. Hart, p. 41-47. The same. 1896. r 028 B77 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Debates. 3v. Type-written book of references. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Reference lists. Manuscript lists. Craig, Asa H. 028 C86 *Pros and cons; complete debates, important questions fully discussed in the affirmative and the negative, with by-laws and parliamentary rules for conducting debating societies, and with a list of interesting topics for debate. 1897. The same. r 028 C86 Debaters' handbook series. †no. 1. Beman, L.T. comp. Selected articles on the compulsory arbitration of industrial disputes. 1911. r 331.3 B42 no. 2. Bullock, E.D. comp. Selected articles on child labor. 1911. r 331.3 B87 no. 3. Bullock, E.D. comp. Selected articles on the employment of women. 1911. r 331.4 B87 no. 4. Fanning, C.E. comp. Selected articles on capital punishment. 1909. r 343.2 F21 no. 5. Fanning, C.E. comp. Selected articles on direct primaries. 1911. r 324 F21 no. 6. Fanning, C.E. comp. Selected articles on the election of United States senators. 1909. r 324 F21s no. 7. Fanning, C.E. comp. Selected articles on the enlargement of the United States navy. 1910. r 359 F21a no. 8. Morgan, J.E. & Bullock, E.D. comp. Selected articles on municipal ownership. 1911. r 352 M89 no. 9. Phelps, E.M. comp. Selected articles on federal control of interstate corporations. 1911. r 351.8 P48 no. 10. Phelps, E.M. comp. Selected articles on the income tax. 1911. r 336.2 P48 no. 11. Phelps, E.M. comp. Selected articles on the initiative and referendum. 1911. r 321.8 P48 no. 12. Phelps, E.M. comp. Selected articles on the parcels post. 1911. r 383 P48 no. 13. Phelps, E.M. comp. Selected articles on woman suffrage. 1910. r 324.3 P48 no. 14. Robbins, E.C. comp. Selected articles on a central bank of the United States. 1910. r 332.11 R53 no. 15. Robbins, E.C. comp. Selected articles on the commission plan of municipal government. 1909. r 352 R53 no. 16. Robbins, E.C. comp. Selected articles on the open versus closed shop. 1911. r 331.88 R53 Duplicate copies of this series may be borrowed for home use from the Lending Department....