Suggested Readings, Audio-Visual Materials, and On-Line Resources
Burlingame, Michael. Abraham Lincoln: A Life. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Carwardine, Richard J. Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power. New York: Knopf, 2006.
Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln. New York: Random House, 1995.
Harris, William C. Lincoln’s Rise to the Presidency. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007.
McPherson, James M. Abraham Lincoln. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Oates, Stephen B. With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Harper and Row, 1977.
Thomas, Benjamin P. Abraham Lincoln: A Biography. New York: Knopf, 1952.
White, Ronald C., Jr. A. Lincoln: A Biography. New York: Random House, 2009.
The “House Divided” Speech
Briggs, John Channing. “The ‘House Divided’ Speech: The Logic of Hopeful Resolve,” Lincoln’s Speeches Reconsidered (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2005), 164-183.
Fehrenbacher, Don E. “The Origins and Purpose of the House Divided Speech.” In Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850’s, ed. Virginia Fehrenbacher, pp. 70-95. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1962.
Leff, Michael C. “Rhetorical Timing in Lincoln’s ‘House Divided’ Speech.” The Van Zelst Lecture in Communication. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University School of Speech, 1983.
Pfau, Michael William. “The House That Abe Built: The ‘House Divided’ Speech and Republican Party Politics.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 2 (1999): 625-651.
Zarefsky, David. “Lincoln and the House Divided: Launching a National Political Career,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 13 (2010): 421-453.
Briggs, John Channing. Lincoln’s Speeches Reconsidered. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Einhorn, Lois J. Abraham Lincoln the Orator. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1992.
Kaplan, Fred. Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer. New York: Harper and Row, 2008.
White, Ronald C., Jr. The Eloquent President. New York: Random House, 2005.
Wilson, Douglas L. Lincoln’s Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words. New York: Knopf, 2006.
The Historical Period
Burton, Orville Vernon. The Age of Lincoln. New York: Hill and Wang, 2007.
Fehrenbacher, Don E. The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.
Foner, Eric. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. New York: Norton, 2010.
Jaffa, Harry V. Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1959.
Potter, David M. The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.
Stampp, Kenneth M. America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
Zarefsky, David. Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery: In the Crucible of Public Debate. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1990.
“Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided.” PBS American Experience, DVD, 2001.
“Abraham Lincoln: Preserving the Union.” A&E Biography, DVD, 1997.
“Civil War.” PBS series with Ken Burns, 1990, 5 DVD set.
“Life of Lincoln Interactive.” Indiana Historical Society, DVD, 2004.
“Abraham Lincoln Association” homepage, includes links to “Lincoln Daily Log,” http://www.abrahamlincolnassociation.org.
“Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitalization Project,” links to digitalized indexes and documents from Lincoln’s Illinois years, 1830-1860, http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu.
“Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum,” includes interactive timeline, exhibit information, and links to other Lincoln-related sites, http://www.alplm.org/home.html.
“American President: Abraham Lincoln.” Miller Center for Public Affairs, University of Virginia, http://www.millercenter.virginia.edu/academic/americanpresident/lincoln.
“Collected Works of Lincoln,” searchable by simple and Boolean searches with unique word index, http://hti.umich.edu/l/lincoln/.
“History Channel” link on Lincoln includes hyperlinks to key figures and topics, http://www.historychannel.com/presidents/lincoln.
“House Divided Speech – Abraham Lincoln,” The Lincoln Institute/The Lehrman Institute. http://www.mrlincolnandfreedom.org/inside.asp?ID=178subjectID=2.
“Illinois Historic Preservation Agency,” http://www.illinoishistory.gov.
“Illinois State Archives,” http://sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/archives.html.
“Illinois State Historical Society,” http://www.historyillinois.org/.
“Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association,” http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/jala/html.
“Library of Congress’ American Memory” site search by topic or timeline, http://www.memory.loc.gov/.
“Lincoln Bicentennial Commission,” http://www.lincolnbicentennial.gov.
“Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College,” http://www.knox.edu/lincolnstudies.xml.
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