Thematic Bibliography

Selected Primary Sources and Reference Works

  • The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress (Online) http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html
  • The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (Online) http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/
  • Johnson, Michael P., ed. Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War: Selected Writings and Speeches. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001.
  • Neely, Mark E. The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. and Rodney O. Davis, eds. Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.
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Selected Lincoln Biographies and General Reading

  • Baker, Jean H. Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography. New York: Norton, 1987.
  • Boritt, G. S. The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.
  • Boritt, G. S. and Norman O. Forness, eds. The Historian's Lincoln: Pseudohistory, Psychohistory, and History. 1988. Reprint, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996.
  • Boritt, G. S. Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream. 1978. Reprint, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.
  • Burlingame, Michael. Abraham Lincoln: A Life. 2 vols. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
  • Burlingame, Michael. The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.
  • Carwardine, Richard. Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
  • Clinton, Catherine. Mrs. Lincoln. New York: Harper Collins, 2009.
  • Dirck, Brian R. Lincoln the Lawyer. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007.
  • Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
  • Gienapp, William E. Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.
  • Harris, William C. Lincoln's Rise to the Presidency. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007.
  • Harris, William C. With Charity for All: Lincoln and the Restoration of the Union. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1997.
  • Harrison, Lowell H. Lincoln of Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.
  • Miller, William Lee. Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
  • Oates, Stephen B. With Malice toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. 1977. Reprint, New York: HarperPerennial, 1994.
  • Peterson, Merrill D. Lincoln in American Memory. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
  • Steiner, Mark E. An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006.
  • Townsend, William H. Lincoln and the Bluegrass: Slavery and Civil War in Kentucky. 1955. Reprint, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1989.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
  • Winger, Stewart Lance. Lincoln, Religion, and Romantic Cultural Politics. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003.
  • Winkle, Kenneth J. The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln. Dallas: Taylor Trade Pub., 2001.
  • Oates, Stephen B. With Malice toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. 1977. Reprint, New York: HarperPerennial, 1994.
  • Peterson, Merrill D. Lincoln in American Memory. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
  • Steiner, Mark E. An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006.
  • Townsend, William H. Lincoln and the Bluegrass: Slavery and Civil War in Kentucky. 1955. Reprint, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1989.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
  • Winger, Stewart Lance. Lincoln, Religion, and Romantic Cultural Politics. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003.
  • Winkle, Kenneth J. The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln. Dallas: Taylor Trade Pub., 2001.
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Abraham Lincoln's Frontier World

  • Aron, Stephen. How the West Was Lost: The Transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
  • Aron, Stephen. "The Significance of the Kentucky Frontier." Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 91, no. 3 (1993): 298-323.
  • Banner, Stuart. How the Indians Lost Their Land: Law and Power on the Frontier. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.
  • Barnett, Todd H. "Virginians Moving West: The Early Evolution of Slavery in the Bluegrass." Filson Club History Quarterly 73, no. 3 (1999): 221-48.
  • Barton, William E. The Life of Abraham Lincoln Indianapolis, 1925. See esp. vol. 1, chaps. 1-4 (pp. 1-69).
  • Barton, William E. "The Lincolns in their Old Kentucky Home: An Address Delivered before the Filson Club, Louisville, Kentucky, December 4, 1922." Berea: Berea College Press, 1923.
  • Bogert, Pen. "‘Sold for My Account’: The Early Slave Trade between Kentucky and the Lower Mississippi Valley." Ohio Valley History 2, no. 1 (2002): 3-16.
  • Cashin, Joan E. A Family Venture: Men and Women on the Southern Frontier. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • Cayton, Andrew R.L. and Stuart D. Hobbs, eds. The Center of a Great Empire: The Ohio Country in the Early Republic. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2005.
  • Cayton, Andrew R. L., Fredrika J. Teute, eds. Contact Points: American Frontiers from the Mohawk Valley to the Mississippi, 1750-1830. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
  • Cayton, Andrew R. L. Frontier Indiana. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.
  • Eslinger, Ellen. "The Shape of Slavery on the Kentucky Frontier, 1775-1800." Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 92 (1994): 1-23.
  • Friend, Craig Thompson. The Buzzel About Kentuck: Settling the Promised Land. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1999.
  • Furstenberg, François. "The Significance of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier in Atlantic History." American Historical Review vol. 113, no. 2 (2008): 647-677.
  • Gienapp, William E. "A Son of the Frontier." Chap. 1 in Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Griffin, Patrick. American Leviathan: Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier. New York: Hill and Wang, 2007.
  • Harrison, Lowell H. "A Kentucky Boyhood." Chap. 2 in Lincoln of Kentucky. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.
  • Harrison, Lowell H. The Antislavery Movement in Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1978. See esp. chaps. 1-2.
  • Hudson, J. Blaine. Slavery in Early Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1780-1812." Filson Club History Quarterly 73, no. 3 (1999): 249-83.
  • Hurt, R. Douglas. The Indian Frontier, 1763-1846. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002.
  • Lucas, Marion B. A History of Blacks in Kentucky: From Slavery to Segregation, 1760-1891. 2d ed. Frankfort: Kentucky Historical Society, 2003. See "Prologue," pp. xi-xxii.
  • Miller, William Lee. "He Will Be Good—But God Knows When." Chap. 3 in Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
  • Najar, Monica. "'Meddling with Emancipation': Baptists, Authority, and the Rift over Slavery in the Upper South." Journal of the Early Republic 25, no. 2 (2005): 157-86.
  • Perkins, Elizabeth A. and John Dabney Shane, eds. Border Life: Experience and Memory in the Revolutionary Ohio Valley. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
  • Reep, Thomas P., and Constance Reep Unsworth. Abe Lincoln and the Frontier Folk of New Salem. Reprint abr. ed. Middletown, CN: Southfarm Press, 2002.
  • Rohrbough, Malcolm J. Trans-Appalachian Frontier: People, Societies, and Institutions, 1775-1850. 3d ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008.
  • Simon, John Y. "House Divided: Lincoln and His Father." Tenth Annual R. Gerald McMurtry lecture. Fort Wayne, IN: Lincoln Library and Museum, 1987.
  • Warren, Louis Austin. Lincoln's Youth: Indiana Years, Seven to Twenty-One, 1816-1830. 1959. Reprint, Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1991.
  • Weissbach, Lee Shai, "The Peopling of Lexington, Kentucky: Growth and Mobility in a Frontier Town." Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 81, no. 2 (1983): 115-133.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. "The Frigate and the Frugal Chariot: Jefferson and Lincoln as Readers." Chap. 1 in Lincoln Before Washington: New Perspectives on the Illinois Years. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997.
  • Zall, Paul M., ed. "Surviving the Frontier." Chap. 1 in Lincoln on Lincoln. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1999.
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The Lexington World of Young Mary Ann Todd

  • Aron, Stephen. "The Bluegrass System." Chap. 6 in How the West Was Lost: The Transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
  • Baker, Jean H. Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography. New York: Norton, 1987. See esp. chaps. 1-3.
  • Bigham, Darrel E. Towns & Villages of the Lower Ohio. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.
  • Carden, Joy. Music in Lexington before 1840. Lexington: Lexington-Fayette County Historical Commission, 1980.
  • Casto, Marilyn Dee. Actors, Audiences, and Historic Theaters of Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.
  • Clark, Thomas D., ed. The Voice of the Frontier: John Bradford's Notes on Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1993.
  • Clark, T. D. "The Slave Trade between Kentucky and the Cotton Kingdom." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 21, no. 3 (1934): 331-42.
  • Coleman, Jr., J. Winston. "Lexington as Seen by Travellers, 1810-1835." The Filson Club History Quarterly 29 (1955): 267-81.
  • Dunn, C. Frank and William H. Townsend. The Boarding School of Mary Todd Lincoln: A Discussion as to Its Identification between C. Frank Dunn and William H. Townsend, Originally Published in the Sunday Herald-Leader of Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington: Townsend, 1941.
  • Dunnigan, Alice Allison. The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians: Their Heritage and Traditions. Washington, DC: Associated Publishers, 1982. See esp. chaps. 5-6.
  • Friend, Craig Thompson. Along the Maysville Road: The Early American Republic in the Trans-Appalachian West. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2005.
  • Jillson, Willard Rouse. An Historical Bibliography of Lexington, Kentucky, 1774-1946 (with Annotations). Frankfort: Perry Pub. Co., 1947.
  • Klotter, James C. The Breckinridges of Kentucky, 1760-1981. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1986. See esp. part one, chaps. 1-3.
  • Leavy, William A. "A Memoir of Lexington and Its Vicinity." Register of the Kentucky Historical Society vol. 40 (1942): 107-31, 253-67, 353-75; vol. 41 (1943): 44-62, 107-37, 250-60, 310-46 (with corrections); and vol. 42 (1944): 26-53.
  • Lucas, Marion B. A History of Blacks in Kentucky: From Slavery to Segregation, 1760-1891. 2d ed. Frankfort: Kentucky Historical Society, 2003. See esp. chaps. 4-5.
  • Ranck, George W. History of Lexington, Kentucky: Its Early Annals and Recent Progress Cincinnati: R. Clarke & co., 1872.
  • Share, Allen J. Cities in the Commonwealth: Two Centuries of Urban Life in Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1982. See esp. chaps. 1-2.
  • Staples, Charles R. The History of Pioneer Lexington, 1779-1806. 1939. Reprint, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1996.
  • Townsend, William H. Lincoln and the Bluegrass: Slavery and Civil War in Kentucky. 1955. Reprint, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1989. See esp. chaps. 5-6.
  • Wade, Richard C. The Urban Frontier: The Rise of Western Cities, 1790-1830. 1959. Reprint, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996.
  • Wright, John Dean. Lexington, Heart of the Bluegrass. Lexington: Lexington-Fayette County Historic Commission, 1982. See esp. chaps. 2-3.
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Lincoln's Rise

  • Baker, Jean H. Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography. New York: Norton, 1987. See esp. chaps. 4-6.
  • Barton, William E. The Life of Abraham Lincoln Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1925. See esp. vol. 1, chaps. 11-22.
  • Bowes, John P. Black Hawk and the War of 1832: Removal in the North. New York: Chelsea House, 2007.
  • Burlingame, Michael. "‘The Most Ambitious Man in the World.’" Chap. 8 in The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.
  • Carwardine, Richard. Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. See esp. chaps. 1-3.
  • Dirck, Brian R. Lincoln the Lawyer. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007.
  • Donald, David Herbert. "‘He Disclosed His Whole Heart to Me’: Lincoln and Joshua F. Speed." Chap. 2 in "We Are Lincoln Men": Abraham Lincoln and His Friends. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
  • Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. See esp. chaps. 4-9.
  • Fehrenbacher, Don E. Prelude of Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850's. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1962.
  • Gienapp, William E. Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. See esp. chaps. 2-3.
  • Harris, William C. Lincoln's Rise to the Presidency. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007.
  • Harrison, Lowell H. Lincoln of Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000. See esp. chaps. 3-8.
  • Hofstadter, Richard. "Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth." Chap. 5 in American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It. 1948. Reprint, New York: Vintage Books, 1974.
  • Holt, Michael F. The Political Crisis of the 1850s. 1978. Reprint, New York: Norton, 1983.
  • Jung, Peter J. The Black Hawk War of 1832. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007.
  • Oates, Stephen B. With Malice toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. 1977. Reprint, New York: HarperPerennial, 1994.
  • Shenk, Joshua Wolf, "A Self-Made Man," Chap. 4 in Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
  • Steiner, Mark E. An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. "Young Man Lincoln." Chap. 2 in The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon. Edited by Gabor S. Boritt. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
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Slavery, Antislavery, and Kentucky

  • Ashworth, John. Slavery, Capitalism, and Politics in the Antebellum Republic. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  • Berlin, Ira. Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003. See esp. chap. 4.
  • Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998. See esp. chaps. 9-10.
  • Berlin, Ira, ed. Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation. New York: New Press, 1998.
  • Berlin, Ira. Slaves without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South. 1974. Reprint, New York: New Press, 1992.
  • Berlin, Ira. "Time, Space, and the Evolution of Afro-American Society on British Mainland North America." American Historical Review 85, no. 1 (1980): 44-78.
  • Bigham, Darrel E. On Jordan's Banks: Emancipation and Its Aftermath in the Ohio River Valley. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2006. See esp. chaps. 1-4.
  • Boritt, G. S., Scott Hancock, and Ira Berlin, eds. Slavery, Resistance, Freedom. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Bowman, Shearer Davis. "Synthesizing Southern Slavery: A Review Essay." Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 103, no. 4 (2005): 727-741.
  • Cain, William E., ed. William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight against Slavery: Selections from the Liberator. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1995.
  • Camp, Stephanie M. H. Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
  • Clinton, Catherine. Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom. Boston: Little, Brown, 2004.
  • Cole, Jennifer. "‘For the Sake of the Songs of the Men Made Free’: James Speed and the Emancipationists' Dilemma in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky." Ohio Valley History 4, no. 4 (2004): 27-48.
  • Davis, David Brion. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. See esp. chaps. 11, 13.
  • Eslinger, Ellen. "The Beginnings of Afro-American Christianity Among Kentucky Baptists." In The Buzzel About Kentuck: Settling the Promised Land. Edited by Craig Thompson Friend (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1999): 197-216.
  • Finkelman, Paul, ed. Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old South, A Brief History with Documents. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003.
  • Foner, Eric. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War. 1970. Reprinted with a new introduction, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Forbes, Robert Pierce. The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery & the Meaning of America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
  • Ford, Lacy. "Reconfiguring the Old South: 'Solving' the Problem of Slavery, 1787-1838." Journal of American History 95, no. 1 (2008): 95-122.
  • Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.
  • Genovese, Eugene D. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974.
  • Gutman, Herbert George. The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925. New York: Pantheon Books, 1976.
  • Harlow, Luke E. "Religion, Race, and Robert J. Breckinridge: Ideology of An Antislavery Slaveholder, 1830-1860." Ohio Valley History 6, no. 3 (2006): 1-24.
  • Harrison, Lowell H. and James C. Klotter. "Slavery and Antislavery." Chap. 12 in A New Kentucky History. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1997.
  • Harrison, Lowell H. The Antislavery Movement in Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1978. See esp. chaps. 3-5.
  • Harrold, Stanley. The Rise of Aggressive Abolitionism: Addresses to the Slaves. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2004.
  • Howard, Victor B. "The Kentucky Presbyterians in 1849: Slavery and the Kentucky Constitution." Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 73, no. 3 (1975): 217-40.
  • Howard, Victor B. "Robert J. Breckinridge and the Slavery Controversy in Kentucky in 1849." Filson Club History Quarterly 53, no. 4 (1979): 328-43.
  • Hudson, J. Blaine. Fugitive Slaves and the Underground Railroad in the Kentucky Borderland. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2002.
  • Inscoe, John C. Appalachians and Race: The Mountain South from Slavery to Segregation. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001.
  • Johnson, Walter. Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.
  • Jordan, Winthrop D. White over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812. 1968. Reprint, New York: Norton, 1977. See esp. chap. 15.
  • Klotter, James C. The Breckinridges of Kentucky, 1760-1981. Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 1986. See esp. parts 2-3, chaps. 4-10.
  • Kolchin, Peter. American Slavery, 1619-1877. 1st rev. ed. New York: Hill and Wang, 2003.
  • Lee, Jacob F. "Between Two Fires: Cassius M. Clay, Slavery, and Antislavery in the Kentucky Borderlands." Ohio Valley History 6, no. 3 (2006): 50-70.
  • Lerner, Gerda. Black Women in White America: A Documentary History. 1972. Reprint, New York: Vintage Books, 1992.
  • Lucas, Marion B. A History of Blacks in Kentucky: From Slavery to Segregation, 1760-1891. 2d ed. Frankfort: Kentucky Historical Society, 2003. See esp. chaps. 6-9.
  • Melish, Joanne Pope. Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and “Race” in New England, 1780-1860. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998.
  • Morris, Thomas D. Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.
  • Oakes, James. The Ruling Race: A History of American Slaveholders. 1982. Reprint, London and New York: W.W. Norton, 1998.
  • Osofsky, Gilbert, ed. Puttin' On Ole Massa: The Slave Narratives of Henry Bibb, William Wells Brown, and Solomon Northup. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.
  • Pocock, Emil. "Slavery and Freedom in the Early Republic: Robert Patterson's Slaves in Kentucky and Ohio, 1804-1819." Ohio Valley History 6, no. 1 (2006): 3-26.
  • Rothman, Adam. Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.
  • Runyon, Randolph, and William Albert Davis. Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1996.
  • Sinha, Manisha. The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
  • Smardz Frost, Karolyn. I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
  • Smith, John David. "‘To hue the line and let the chips fall where they may’: J. Winston Coleman's Slavery Times in Kentucky Reconsidered." Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 103, no. 4 (2005): 691-726.
  • Stampp, Kenneth M. The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South. 1956. Reprint, New York: Vintage Books, 1989.
  • Tallant, Harold D. Evil Necessity: Slavery and Political Culture in Antebellum Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2003.
  • Terry, Gail S. "Sustaining the Bonds of Kinship in a Trans-Appalachian Migration, 1790-1811: The Cabell-Breckinridge Slaves Move West." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 102, no. 4 (1994): 455-76.
  • Wade, Richard C. Slavery in the Cities: The South 1820-1860. New York: Oxford University Press, c1964.
  • White, Deborah G. Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South. Rev. ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.
  • Wright, Gavin. "Property and Progress in Antebellum America." Chap. 2 in Slavery and American Economic Development. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006.
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Lincoln and Slavery

  • Burlingame, Michael. "‘I Used to Be a Slave’: The Origins of Lincoln's Hatred of Slavery." Chap. 2 in The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.
  • Carwardine, Richard. Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. See esp. chaps. 1, 5.
  • Cox, LaWanda. Lincoln and Black Freedom: a Study in Presidential Leadership. University of South Carolina Press, 1981.
  • Davis, David Brion. "The Politics of Slavery in the United States." Chap. 14 in Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Dirck, Brian R. Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2007. See esp. chaps. 1-2, 4.
  • Fehrenbacher, Don Edward, with Ward McAfee. The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. See esp. chaps. 7-10.
  • Guelzo, Allen C. Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.
  • Guelzo, Allen C. "Houses Divided: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Political Landscape of 1858." Journal of American History 94, no. 2 (2007): 391-417.
  • Guelzo, Allen C. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.
  • Guelzo, Allen C. "Defending Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and the Conkling Letter, 1863." Civil War History 48, no. 4 (2002): 313-37.
  • Harris, William C. Lincoln's Rise to the Presidency. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007.
  • Holzer, Harold, Edna Greene Medford, and Frank J. Williams. The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (Social, Political, Iconographic). Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006.
  • Johnson, Michael P., ed. Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War: Selected Writings and Speeches. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001. See esp. part 7 (pp. 179-219).
  • Miller, William Lee. Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. See esp. chaps. 11, 14.
  • Oakes, James. The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2007.
  • Siddali, Silvana R. From Property to Person: Slavery and the Confiscation Acts, 1861-1862. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005.
  • Simon, James F. Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.
  • Steiner, Mark E. "In the Matter of Jane, A Woman of Color." Chap. 5 in An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006.
  • Vorenberg, Michael. Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. "Lincoln's Declaration." Chap. 9 in Lincoln before Washington: New Perspectives on the Illinois Years. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997.
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Lincoln and Kentucky at War (and Postwar Context)

  • Astor, Aaron. "Belated Confederates: Black Politics, Guerrilla Violence, and the Collapse of Conservative Unionism in Kentucky and Missouri, 1860-1872." PhD dissertation. Northwestern University, 2006.
  • Astor, Aaron. "'I Wanted a Gun': Black Soldiers and White Violence in Civil War and Post-War Kentucky and Missouri." In Reconstruction: The Civil War's Unfinished Business. Edited by Paul Cimbala and Randall Miller. Forthcoming.
  • Berlin, Ira, Joseph P. Reidy, and Leslie S. Rowland, eds. The Black Military Experience [Series 2]: Freedom, A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982. See esp. part 1, chap. 4.
  • Berry, Mary Clay, ed. Voices from the Century Before: The Oddyssey of a 19th-Century Kentucky Family. New York and Boston: Arcade Pub; Distributed by Little, Brown and Co., 1997.
  • Cooling, Benjamin Franklin. "A People's War: Partisan Conflict in Tennessee and Kentucky." In Guerrillas, Unionists, and Violence on the Confederate Home Front. Edited by Daniel E. Sutherland. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1999.
  • Cooling, B. Franklin. Fort Donelson's Legacy: War and Society in Kentucky and Tennessee, 1862-1863. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.
  • Conelly, Thomas L. "Neo-Confederatism or Power Vacuum: Post-War Kentuck4y Politics Reappraised." Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 64 (1966): 257-69.
  • Coulter, E. Merton. The Civil War and Readjustment in Kentucky. 1926. Reprint, Gloucester, MA: P. Smith, 1966.
  • Crane, J. Michael. "'The Rebels Are Bold, Defiant, and Unscrupulous in Their Dementions of All Men': Social Violence in Daviess County, Kentucky, 1861-1868." Ohio Valley History 2 (spring 2002): 17-29.
  • Freehling, William W. The South vs. The South: How Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Grimsley, Mark. The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  • Harrison, Lowell H. Lincoln of Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000. See esp. chaps. 8-13.
  • Harrison, Lowell H. and James C. Klotter. A New History of Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1997. See esp. chaps. 13-14.
  • Harrison, Lowell H. The Antislavery Movement in Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1978. See esp. chap. 6.
  • Harrison, Lowell H. The Civil War in Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1975.
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