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Collection Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

Related Resources

More has been written on Abraham Lincoln than any other individual in American history, and that trend will likely continue well into the future. As such, the resources included below are not intended to form a comprehensive list of materials related to Abraham Lincoln, but rather to be suggestive of sources for further exploration.

Selected LC Archival Collections

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Selected Archival Collections Elsewhere

As a prolific writer during his legal, political and presidential careers, documents written by Abraham Lincoln exist in public and private manuscript collections throughout the United States and around the world. Collections relating to Abraham Lincoln are almost as numerous. The following, in particular, include significant resources related to Abraham Lincoln:

Researchers interested in other repositories offering Abraham Lincoln-related collections may wish to consult ArchiveGrid External and the institutions consulted in the preparation of The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln External

Related LC Online Resources

Bibliographies, Journals, Online Collections, and Reference Works

  • Abraham Lincoln Online. Online External resource.
  • Abraham Lincoln Quarterly. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1940-1952.  LC catalog record. Available online External.
  • Angle, Paul M. Lincoln, 1854-1861: Being the Day-by-Day Activities of Abraham Lincoln from January 1, 1854 to March 4, 1861. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1933. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • "Building the Digital Lincoln," Journal of American History. Digital History Project, September 2009. Online External resource.
  • Bulletin of the Abraham Lincoln Association. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1923-1939. LC catalog record. Available online External.
  • Burkhimer, Michael. 100 Essential Lincoln Books. Nashville, Tenn.: Cumberland House, 2003. LC catalog record.
  • Finkelman, Paul, and Martin J. Hershock, eds. The Political Lincoln: An Encyclopedia. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1987-   . LC catalog record. Available online External.
  • Lincoln, Abraham. Abraham Lincoln, Complete Works: Comprising His Speeches, Letters, State Papers, and Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by John G. Nicolay and John Hay. New York: Century Co., 1902. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Lincoln, Abraham. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Roy P. Basler. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1953-1955. LC catalog record. Available online External courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Association.
  • Lincoln, Abraham. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Second Supplement, 1848-1865. Edited by Roy P. Basler and Christian O. Basler. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1990. LC catalog record.
  • Lincoln, Abraham. Complete Works: Comprising His Speeches, Letters, State Papers, and Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by John G. Nicolay and John Hay. New York: Century Co., 1894. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. This title has been reprinted multiple times and in different editions. Please consult the Library of Congress online catalog for more information on these editions.
  • Lincoln, Abraham. Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln. Compiled and edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher and Virginia Fehrenbacher. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1996. LC catalog record.
  • Lincoln Centennial Association Papers. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1924-1939. LC catalog record. Available online External.
  • Lincoln Digital Archives Project. Online External resource.
  • Lincoln Herald. Harrogate, Tenn.: Lincoln Memorial University Press, 1889-. LC catalog record. Archived online External through the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, Harrogate, Tenn.
  • The Lincoln Log: A Daily Chronology of the Life of Abraham Lincoln. Online resource.
  • Lincoln Lore. Fort Wayne, Ind.: Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, 1929-2008, 2010-. LC catalog record. Selected issues available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Lincoln's Writings: The Multi-Media Edition. House Divided Project at Dickinson College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Online External resource through Dickinson College, Carlisle, Penn.
  • Making of America collections of books and periodicals. See Cornell University Library Making of America collection, Online External resource, and University of Michigan Making of America collection. Online External resource.
  • Mearns, David C. The Lincoln Papers: The Story of the Collection, with Selections to July 4, 1861. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1948. LC catalog record.
  • Miers, Earl Schenck, ed. Lincoln Day by Day: A Chronology, 1809-1865. Washington, D.C.: Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission, 1960. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Monaghan, Jay, comp. Lincoln Bibliography, 1839-1939. Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1943-1945. LC catalog record.
  • Neely, Mark E. The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1984. LC catalog record.
  • The Papers of Abraham Lincoln. Images from the National Archives and Library of Congress. Online External resource.
  • Papers of the Abraham Lincoln Association. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1979-1986. LC catalog record. Available online External.
  • Pratt, Harry E. Lincoln, 1809-1839: Being the Day-by-Day Activities of Abraham Lincoln from February 12, 1809 to December 31, 1839. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1941. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Pratt, Harry E. Lincoln, 1840-1846: Being the Day-by-Day Activities of Abraham Lincoln, from January 1, 1840 to December 31, 1846. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1939. LC catalog record.
  • Schwartz, Thomas F. "Lincoln's Published Writings: A History and Supplement." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 9, no. 1 (1987): 19-61. Available online External.
  • Thomas, Benjamin Platt. Lincoln, 1847-1853: Being the Day-by-Day Activities of Abraham Lincoln from January 1, 1847 to December 31, 1853. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1936. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • United States. Naval War Records Office. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1894-1922. LC catalog record. Available online External through The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection.
  • United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901. LC catalog record. Available online External through The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection.
  • Wilson, Douglas L., and Rodney O. Davis, eds. Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. LC catalog record. Available online External.

Biographies and General Subjects

See also HathiTrust External and Internet Archive External for additional digitized editions of titles by and about Abraham Lincoln.

  • Anderegg, Michael A. Lincoln and Shakespeare. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Barton, William E. The Soul of Abraham Lincoln. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1920. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Beveridge, Albert J. Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1928. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, St. Clair Shores, Mich.: Scholarly Press, 1971. LC catalog record.
  • Boritt, Gabor S., ed. The Historian's Lincoln: Pseudohistory, Psychohistory, and History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1996. LC catalog record.
  • Boritt, Gabor S. Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream. Memphis, Tenn.: Memphis State University Press, 1978. LC catalog record. Reprint, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994. LC catalog record.
  • Boritt, Gabor S., ed. The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. LC catalog record.
  • Bray, Robert C. Reading with Lincoln. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010. LC catalog record.
  • Bray, Robert. “What Abraham Lincoln Read—An Evaluative and Annotated List.” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 28, no. 2 (Summer 2007): 28-81. Available online External.
  • Brookhiser, Richard. Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Basic Books, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Burlingame, Michael. Abraham Lincoln: A Life. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. LC catalog record. Original unedited manuscript available online External through Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College.
  • Burlingame, Michael. The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994. LC catalog record.
  • Carson, Thomas L. Lincoln's Ethics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Carwardine, Richard. Lincoln. Harlow, England: Pearson/Longman 2003. LC catalog record.
  • Carwardine, Richard. Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Charnwood, Godfrey Rathbone Benson, Baron (Lord Charnwood). Abraham Lincoln. London, England: Constable & Company, Ltd., 1916. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. This title has been reprinted multiple times and in different editions. Please consult the Library of Congress online catalog for more information on these editions.
  • Current, Richard N. The Lincoln Nobody Knows. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1958. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Hill and Wang, 1963. LC catalog record. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980. LC catalog record.
  • Current, Richard N., ed. The Political Thought of Abraham Lincoln. Indianapolis, Ind.: Bobbs-Merrill, 1967. LC catalog record.
  • Davis, Cullom, ed. The Public and the Private Lincoln: Contemporary Perspectives. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1979. LC catalog record.
  • Dirck, Brian R. Lincoln and the Constitution. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. LC catalog record.
  • Emerson, Jason. Lincoln the Inventor. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Fehrenbacher, Don E. Lincoln in Text and Context: Collected Essays. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1987. LC catalog record.
  • Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. LC catalog record.
  • Guelzo, Allen C. Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Guelzo, Allen C. Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President. Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmans, 1999. LC catalog record.
  • Harkness, David J., and R. Gerald McMurtry. Lincoln's Favorite Poets. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1959. LC catalog record.
  • Herndon, William H. Herndon on Lincoln. 2 vols. Edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis. Urbana: Knox College Lincoln Studies Center, 2016-. LC catalog record.
  • Herndon, William H., and Jesse W. Weik. Herndon's Lincoln. Edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis. Urbana: Knox College Lincoln Studies Center, University of Illinois Press, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Herndon, William H., and Jesse W. Weik. Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, the History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln. Springfield, Ill.: Herndon's Lincoln Publishing Company, 1888. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. This title has been reprinted multiple times and in different editions. Please consult the Library of Congress online catalog for more information on these editions.
  • Holzer, Harold, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams, eds. Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise our Greatest President. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Holzer, Harold, and Joshua Wolf Shenk, eds. In Lincoln's Hand: His Original Manuscripts. New York: Bantam Dell, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Jaffa, Harry V. A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Lamon, Ward Hill. The Life of Abraham Lincoln: From His Birth to His Inauguration as President. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999. LC catalog record.
  • Lamon, Ward Hill. Recollections of Abraham Lincoln, 1847-1865. Edited by Dorothy Lamon Teillard. Chicago: A. C. McClurg and Company, 1895. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Washington, D.C.: The Editor, 1911. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994. LC catalog record.
  • McGinty, Brian. Lincoln and the Court. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • McPherson, James M. Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. LC catalog record.
  • Miller, Richard Lawrence. Lincoln and His World. 4 vols. Mechanicsburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books and Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2006-2012. LC catalog record.
  • Miller, William Lee. Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. LC catalog record.
  • Morel, Lucas E. Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Neely, Mark E. The Last Best Hope of Earth: Abraham Lincoln and the Promise of America. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993. LC catalog record.
  • Nicolay, John G., and John Hay. Abraham Lincoln: A History. New York: Century Co., 1890. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, 1914. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, 1917. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Nicolay, Helen. Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Century Co., 1912.  LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, 1919. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Nicolay, John G., and John Hay. Abraham Lincoln: A History. Abridged and edited by Paul M. Angle. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966. LC catalog record.
  • Oates, Stephen B. With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Harper & Row, 1977. LC catalog record. Reprint, Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1988. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: HarperPerennial, 1994. LC catalog record.
  • Pratt, Harry E. The Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1943. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Rice, Allen Thorndike. Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time. New York: North American Publishing Company, 1886. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, New York: North American Review, 1888. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1909. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Sandburg, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1926. LC catalog record. This title has been reprinted multiple times and in different editions. Please consult the Library of Congress online catalog for more information on these editions.
  • Sandburg, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1939. LC catalog record. This title has been reprinted multiple times and in different editions. Please consult the Library of Congress online catalog for more information on these editions.
  • Sarna, Jonathan D., and Benjamin Shapell. Lincoln and the Jews: A History. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Schroeder-Lein, Glenna R. Lincoln and Medicine. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Shenk, Joshua Wolf. Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005. LC catalog record.
  • Silverman, Jason H. Lincoln and the Immigrant. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Striner, Richard. Lincoln and Race. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Strozier, Charles B. Lincoln's Quest for Union: Public and Private Meanings. New York: Basic Books, 1982. LC catalog record.
  • Szasz, Ferenc Morton. Lincoln and Religion. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Tarbell, Ida M. The Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1900. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive in vol. 1 and vol. 2. This title has been reprinted multiple times and in different editions. Please consult the Library of Congress online catalog for more information on these editions.
  • Temple, Wayne C. Abraham Lincoln, from Skeptic to Prophet. Mahomet, Ill.: Mayhaven Publishing, 1995. LC catalog record. Reprint, 2013. WorldCat catalog record.
  • Thomas, Benjamin P. Abraham Lincoln: A Biography. New York: Knopf, 1952. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Modern Library, 1968. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Knopf, 1973. LC catalog record. Reprint, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Washington, John E. They Knew Lincoln. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1942. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2018. LC catalog record.
  • Waugh, John C. One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln's Road to Civil War. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt, 2007. LC catalog record.
  • Wheeler, Tom. Mr. Lincoln's T-mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War. New York: Collins, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • White, Ronald C. A. Lincoln: A Biography. New York: Random House, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Wilson, Rufus Rockwell. What Lincoln Read. Washington, D.C.: National Capital Press, 1932. LC catalog record.
  • Winger, Stewart. Lincoln, Religion, and Romantic Cultural Politics. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003. LC catalog record.
  • Wolf, William J. The Almost Chosen People. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1959. LC catalog record. Reprinted as The Religion of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Seabury Press, 1963. LC catalog record. Reprinted as The Almost Chosen People: Lincoln's Religion. Philadelphia: Pilgrim Press, 1970. LC catalog record.
  • Zola, Gary Phillip, ed. We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, a Documentary History. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2014. LC catalog record.

Early Life

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky. National Park Service website.
  • Baringer, William E. Lincoln's Vandalia: A Pioneer Portrait. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1949. LC catalog record.
  • Bartelt, William E. There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln's Indiana Youth. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Barton, William E. "Abraham Lincoln and New Salem." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 19, nos. 3-4 (October 1926-January 1927): 74-101. LC catalog record.
  • Beveridge, Albert J. Abe Lincoln in Indiana. Fort Wayne, Ind.: n. p., 1953. LC catalog record.
  • Campanella, Richard. Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History. Lafayette: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2010. LC catalog record.
  • Clements, McKenzie A., and Nerida F. Ellerton. "Abraham Lincoln's Cyphering Book and the Abbaco Tradition." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 36, no. 1 (Winter 2015): 1-17. Available online External.
  • Dirck, Brian R. Lincoln in Indiana. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Ellerton, Nerida F. Abraham Lincoln's Cyphering Book and Ten Other Extraordinary Cyphering Books. New York: Springer, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City, Indiana. National Park Service website.
  • Pratt, Harry E. "Lincoln in the Black Hawk War." Bulletin of the Abraham Lincoln Association 54 (December 1938): 3-13. Available online External.
  • Randall, Ruth Painter. The Courtship of Mr. Lincoln. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1957. LC catalog record.
  • Reep, Thomas P. Lincoln at New Salem. Chicago: For the Old Salem Lincoln League, Petersburg, Illinois, 1927. LC catalog record.
  • Silbey, Joel H. "'Always a Whig in Politics': The Partisan Life of Abraham Lincoln." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 8, no. 1 (1986): 21-42. Available online External.
  • Simon, John Y. "Abraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 11, no. 1 (1990): 13-33. Available online External.
  • Spears, Zarel C., and Robert S. Barton. Berry and Lincoln, Frontier Merchants: The Store that "Winked Out." New York: Stratford House, 1947. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Tarbell, Ida M. The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: S. S. McClure, 1896. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, South Brunswick: A. S. Barnes, 1974. LC catalog record.
  • Thomas, Benjamin P. "Lincoln the Postmaster." Bulletin of the Abraham Lincoln Association 31 (June 1933): 3-9. Available online External.
  • Thomas, Benjamin P. Lincoln's New Salem. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1934. LC catalog record. Available online External courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Association. New and revised edition, New York: Knopf, 1954. LC catalog record. Reprint, Chicago: Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, 1966. LC catalog record. Reprint, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987. LC catalog record.
  • Walsh, John Evangelist. The Shadows Rise: Abraham Lincoln and the Ann Rutledge Legend. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993. LC catalog record.
  • Warren, Louis A. Lincoln's Parentage and Childhood: A History of the Kentucky Lincolns Supported by Documentary Evidence. New York: Century Co., 1926. LC catalog record.
  • Warren, Louis A. Lincoln's Youth: Indiana Years, Seven to Twenty-one, 1816-1830. New York: Appleton, Century, Crofts, 1959. LC catalog record. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1976. LC catalog record. Reprint, Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1991. LC catalog record.
  • Benner, Martha L., and Cullom Davis, eds. The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition. Computer file. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Billings, Roger, and Frank J. Williams, eds. Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The Legal Career of America's Greatest President. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2010. LC catalog record.
  • Dekle, George R. Abraham Lincoln's Most Famous Case: The Almanac Trial. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Dekle, George R. Prairie Defender: The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Dickson, William M. “Lincoln at Cincinnati.” Harper's New Monthly Magazine 69, no. 409 (June 1884): 62-66. Available online External through Cornell University Library Making of America collection.
  • Dirck, Brian R. Lincoln the Lawyer. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007. LC catalog record.
  • Duff, John J. A. Lincoln, Prairie Lawyer. New York: Rinehart, 1960. LC catalog record.
  • Fraker, Guy C. Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Fraker, Guy C. Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Hill, Frederick Trevor. Lincoln, the Lawyer. New York: Century Co., 1906. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and in PDF and page view formats. Reprint, 1912. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Littleton, Col.: F. B. Rothman, 1986. LC catalog record.
  • Law Library of Congress. Lincoln and the Law. Online resource.
  • The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln. Second edition. Papers of Abraham Lincoln. Online resource.
  • Long, John. Lincoln's Cases before the Illinois Supreme Court. Shiloh, Ill.: Illinois Co., 1993-1996. LC catalog record.
  • Matthews, Elizabeth W. Lincoln as a Lawyer: An Annotated Bibliography. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991. LC catalog record.
  • McGinty, Brian. Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • McKirdy, Charles R. Lincoln Apostate: The Matson Slave Trial. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Steiner, Mark E. An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Stowell, Daniel W., ed. The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Walsh, John Evangelist. Moonlight: Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trial. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Whitney, Henry C. Life on the Circuit with Lincoln. With Sketches of Generals Grant, Sherman and McClellan, Judge Davis, Leonard Swett, and Other Contemporaries. Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1892. LC catalog record. Available online in PDF and page view formats. Reprint, Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1940. LC catalog record. Reprint, Union, N.J.: Lawbook Exchange, 2001. LC catalog record.
  • Woldman, Albert A. Lawyer Lincoln. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1936. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1994. LC catalog record.

1840s and 1850s

  • Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, Illinois. National Park Service website.
  • Angle, Paul M. "Here I Have Lived": A History of Lincoln's Springfield, 1821-1865. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1935. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1950. LC catalog record. Reprint, Chicago: Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, 1971. LC catalog record.
  • DeRose, Chris. Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America's Greatest President. New York: Threshold Editions, 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Ecelbarger, Gary. "Before Cooper Union: Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Cincinnati Speech and Its Impact on His Nomination." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 30, no. 1 (Winter 2009): 1-17. Available online External.
  • Fehrenbacher, Don E. Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850's. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1962. LC catalog record.
  • Findley, Paul. A. Lincoln: The Crucible of Congress. New York: Crown Publishers, 1979. LC catalog record.
  • Hart, Richard E. "Springfield's African Americans as a Part of the Lincoln Community." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 20, no. 1 (Winter 1999): 35-54. Available online External.
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield, Illinois . National Park Service website.
  • Nevins, Allan. The Emergence of Lincoln. New York: Scribner, 1950. LC catalog record. Reprint, Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1988. LC catalog record.
  • Paull, Bonnie E., and Richard E. Hart. Lincoln's Springfield Neighborhood. Charleston, S.C.: The History Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Pinsker, Matthew. "Not Always Such a Whig: Abraham Lincoln's Partisan Realignment in the 1850s." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 29, no. 2 (Summer 2008): 27-46. Available online External.
  • Pinsker, Matthew. "Senator Abraham Lincoln." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 14, no. 2 (Summer 1993): 1-21. Available online External.
  • Riddle, Donald W. Congressman Abraham Lincoln. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1957. LC catalog record. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979. LC catalog record.
  • Simon, Paul. Lincoln's Preparation for Greatness: The Illinois Legislative Years. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965. LC catalog record. Reprint, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1971. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1989. LC catalog record.
  • Temple, Wayne C. By Square and Compasses: The Building of Lincoln's Home and Its Saga. Bloomington, Ill.: Ashlar Press, 1984. LC catalog record. Revised edition, Mahomet, Ill: Mayhaven Pub., 2002. LC catalog record.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. Lincoln before Washington: New Perspectives on the Illinois Years. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • Winkle, Kenneth J. The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln. Dallas, Tex.: Taylor Trade Pub., 2001. LC catalog record.

Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858

  • Angle, Paul M., ed. Created Equal? The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1985. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1991. LC catalog record.
  • Berry, Stephen. A House Dividing: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. LC catalog record.
  • Burt, John. Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas, and Moral Conflict. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Davis, Rodney O., and Douglas L. Wilson, eds. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Urbana: Knox College Lincoln Studies Center and University of Illinois Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Good, Timothy S. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates and the Making of a President. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2007. LC catalog record.
  • Guelzo, Allen C. Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Heckman, Richard Allen. Lincoln vs. Douglas: The Great Debates Campaign. Washington, D.C.: Public Affairs Press, 1967. LC catalog record.
  • Holzer, Harold, ed. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1993. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Fordham University Press, 2004. LC catalog record.
  • Jaffa, Harry V. Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1959. LC catalog record. Reprint, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1973. LC catalog record. Reprint, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982. LC catalog record. Reprint, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Johannsen, Robert W., ed. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965. LC catalog record. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Lincoln, Abraham. Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, in the Celebrated Campaign of 1858 in Illinois; Including the Preceding Speeches of Each, at Chicago, Springfield, etc.; also the Two Great Speeches of Mr. Lincoln in Ohio, in 1859, as Carefully Prepared by the Reporter of Each Party and Published at the Times of Their Delivery. Columbus, Ohio: Follett, Foster and Company, 1860. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. "The Unfinished Texts of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 15, no. 1 (Winter 1994): 70-84. Available online External.
  • Zarefsky, David. Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery: In the Crucible of Public Debate. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990. LC catalog record.

Election of 1860 and President-Elect

  • Baringer, William E. A House Dividing: Lincoln as President Elect. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1945. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Belz, Herman. "Lincoln's Construction of the Executive Power in the Secession Crisis." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 27, no. 1 (Winter 2006): 13-38. Available online External.
  • Cuthbert, Norma B. Lincoln and the Baltimore Plot, 1861: From Pinkerton Records and Related Papers. San Marino, Calif.: Huntington Library, 1949. LC catalog record.
  • Egerton, Douglas R. Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election that Brought on the Civil War. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2010. LC catalog record.
  • Green, Michael S. Lincoln and the Election of 1860. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Holt, Michael F. The Election of 1860: "A Campaign Fraught with Consequences." Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Holzer, Harold. Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech that Made Abraham Lincoln President. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004. LC catalog record.
  • Holzer, Harold. Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Horrocks, Thomas A. Lincoln's Campaign Biographies. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Potter, David M. Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1942. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1962. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: AMS Press, 1979. LC catalog record. Reprint, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1995. LC catalog record.
  • McClintock, Russell. Lincoln and the Decision for War: The Northern Response to Secession. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Scripps, John Locke. Life of Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Roy P. Basler and Lloyd A. Dunlap. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1961. LC catalog record.
  • Stashower, Daniel. The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln before the Civil War. New York: Minotaur Books, 2013. LC catalog record.

Presidency

General Subjects

  • Boritt, Gabor S., ed. Lincoln, the War President: The Gettysburg Lectures. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. LC catalog record.
  • Brownstein, Elizabeth Smith. Lincoln's Other White House. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2005. LC catalog record.
  • Burlingame, Michael. Lincoln and the Civil War. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Carman, Harry J., and Reinhard H. Luthin. Lincoln and the Patronage. New York: Columbia University Press, 1943. LC catalog record. Reprint, Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1964. LC catalog record
  • Conroy, James B. Lincoln's White House: The People's House in Wartime. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War Era. New York: Knopf, 1956. LC catalog record. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980. LC catalog record. Second edition, New York: Vintage Books, 1989. LC catalog record. Third edition, New York: Vintage Books, 2001. LC catalog record.
  • Engle, Stephen D. Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union's War Governors. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. LC catalog record.
  • Engle, Stephen D., ed. The War Worth Fighting: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Farber, Daniel A. Lincoln's Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. LC catalog record.
  • Harper, Robert S. Lincoln and the Press. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1951. LC catalog record.
  • Harris, William C. Lincoln and Congress. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Harris, William C. Lincoln and the Border States: Preserving the Union. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Harris, William C. Lincoln and the Union Governors. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Harris, William C. With Charity for All: Lincoln and the Restoration of the Union. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • Hendrick, Burton J. Lincoln's War Cabinet. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1946. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Garden City, N.Y.: Dolphin Books, 1961. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1965. LC catalog record.
  • Hesseltine, William B. Lincoln and the War Governors. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1948. LC catalog record.
  • Holzer, Harold, ed. Dear Mr. Lincoln: Letters to the President. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1993. LC catalog record. Reprint, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Holzer, Harold. Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Holzer, Harold, ed. The Lincoln Mailbag: America Writes to the President, 1861-1865. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Hubbard, Charles M., ed. Lincoln, the Law, and Presidential Leadership. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Lind, Douglas W., comp. Lincoln's Suspension of Habeas Corpus: The Pamphlet Literature and Congressional Debate. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2012. LC catalog record.
  • McClure, Alexander K. Abraham Lincoln and Men of War-Times: Some Personal Recollections of War and Politics during the Lincoln Administration. Philadelphia: Times Publishing Company, 1892. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, Philadelphia: Rolley & Reynolds, 1962. LC catalog record. Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • McGinty, Brian. The Body of John Merryman: Abraham Lincoln and the Suspension of Habeas Corpus. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Miller, Randall M., ed. Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political, and Religious Decision Making. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Miller, William Lee. President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Neely, Mark E. The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. LC catalog record.
  • Nichols, David A. Lincoln and the Indians: Civil War Policy and Politics. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1978. LC catalog record. Reprint, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000. LC catalog record. Reprint, Saint Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Paludan, Phillip Shaw. The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1994. LC catalog record.
  • Pinsker, Matthew. Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. LC catalog record.
  • Pryor, Elizabeth Brown. Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons. New York: Viking, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Randall, J. G. Lincoln: The President. 4 vols. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1945-1955. Vol. 4 co-authored by Richard N. Current. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • Rice, Allen Thorndike, ed. Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time. New York: North American Publishing Company, 1886. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, New York: North American Review, 1888.  LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. New and revised edition, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Rodrigue, John C. Lincoln and Reconstruction. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Seale, William. The President's House: A History. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society, 1986. LC catalog record. Second edition, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press in association with White House Historical Association, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Simpson, Brooks D. The Reconstruction Presidents. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. LC catalog record. Reprint, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Tap, Bruce. Over Lincoln's Shoulder: The Committee on the Conduct of the War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Vollaro, Daniel R. "Lincoln, Stowe, and the ‘Little Woman/Great War' Story: The Making, and Breaking, of a Great American Anecdote." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 30, no. 1 (Winter 2009): 18-34. Available online External.
  • White, Jonathan W. Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War: The Trials of John Merryman. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. LC catalog record
  • Williams, T. Harry. Lincoln and the Radicals. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1941. LC catalog record.
  • Witt, John Fabian. Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History. New York: Free Press, 2012. LC catalog record.

Published Recollections of Selected White House Associates

  • Bates, David Homer. Lincoln in the Telegraph Office: Recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps During the Civil War. New York: Century Co., 1907. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Lincoln, 1995. LC catalog record.
  • Bates, David Homer. The Telegraph Goes to War: The Personal Diary of David Homer Bates, Lincoln's Telegraph Operator. Edited by Donald E. Markle. Hamilton, N.Y.: Edmonston, 2003. LC catalog record.
  • Bates, Edward. The Diary of Edward Bates, 1859-1866. Edited by Howard K. Beale. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1933. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1971. LC catalog record
  • Bayne, Julia Taft. Tad Lincoln's Father. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1931. LC catalog record. Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2001. LC catalog record.
  • Brooks, Noah. Lincoln Observed: Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks. Edited by Michael Burlingame. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. LC catalog record.
  • Brooks, Noah. Washington in Lincoln's Time. New York: Century Co., 1895. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. This title has been reprinted multiple times and in different editions. Please consult the Library of Congress online catalog for more information on these editions.
  • Browning, Orville Hickman. The Diary of Orville Hickman Browning. 2 vols. Edited by Theodore Calvin Pease and James G. Randall. Springfield: Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library, 1925-1933. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Plenum Publishing Company, 1969. LC catalog record.
  • Burlingame, Michael, ed. Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007. LC catalog record.
  • Carpenter, F. B. Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln. The Story of a Picture. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1866. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association, 2008. LC catalog record. Also published under the title The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln: Six Months at the White House. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1867. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1868 (Available online through HathiTrust External). Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995. LC catalog record.
  • Chase, Salmon P. Diary and Correspondence of Salmon P. Chase. Sixth Report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission. Annual Report of the American Historical Association, Washington, 1902, vol. 2, pp. 11-527. Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1903. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Chase, Salmon P. Inside Lincoln's Cabinet: The Civil War Diaries of Salmon P. Chase. Edited by David Donald. New York: Longmans, Green, 1954. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Chase, Salmon P. The Salmon P. Chase Papers. Edited by John Niven. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1993-1998. LC catalog record.
  • Crook, W. H. Memories of the White House: The Home Life of Our Presidents from Lincoln to Roosevelt. Edited by Henry Rood. Boston: Little, Brown, 1911. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Dana, Charles A. Recollections of the Civil War with the Leaders at Washington and in the Field in the Sixties. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1902. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive. Reprint, New York: Collier Books, 1963. LC catalog record. Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996. LC catalog record.
  • French, Benjamin B. Witness to the Young Republic: A Yankee's Journal, 1828-1870.  Edited by Donald B. Cole and John J. McDonough. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1989. LC catalog record.
  • Grimsley, Elizabeth Todd. "Six Months in the White House." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 19, nos. 3-4 (October 1926-January 1927): 43-73. LC catalog record.
  • Hay, John. At Lincoln's Side: John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings. Edited by Michael Burlingame. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Hay, John. Inside Lincoln's White House: The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay. Edited by Michael Burlingame and John R. Turner Ettlinger. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • Hay, John. Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay. Edited by Tyler Dennett. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1939. LC catalog record.  Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Negro Universities Press, 1972. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1988. LC catalog record.
  • Johnson, Andrew. The Papers of Andrew Johnson. 16 vols. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1967-2000. LC catalog record.
  • Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the Scenes; or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., 1868. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. This title has been reprinted multiple times and in different editions. Please consult the Library of Congress online catalog for more information on these editions.
  • McClellan, George B. The Civil War Papers of George B. McClellan: Selected Correspondence, 1860-1865. Edited by Stephen W. Sears. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1989. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1992. LC catalog record.
  • Nicolay, John G. An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln: John G. Nicolay's Interviews and Essays. Edited by Michael Burlingame. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996. LC catalog record.
  • Nicolay, John G. With Lincoln in the White House: Letters, Memoranda, and Other Writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865. Edited by Michael Burlingame. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Pendel, Thomas F. Thirty-Six Years in the White House: Lincoln-Roosevelt. Washington: Neale Publishing Co., 1902. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and the Library of Congress website.
  • Seward, Frederick W. Reminiscences of a War-Time Statesman and Diplomat, 1830-1915. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1916. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Stoddard, William O. Dispatches from Lincoln's White House: The Anonymous Civil War Journalism of Presidential Secretary William O. Stoddard. Edited by Michael Burlingame. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002. LC catalog record.
  • Stoddard, William O. Inside the White House in War Times. New York: C. L. Webster & Co., 1880. LC catalog record. 1890 edition available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Welles, Gideon. The Civil War Diary of Gideon Welles, Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy. Edited by William E. Gienapp and Erica L. Gienapp. Urbana, Ill.: Knox College Lincoln Studies Center and University of Illinois Press, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Welles, Gideon. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy under Lincoln and Johnson. Edited by Edgar T. Welles. 3 vols. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Welles, Gideon. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson. Edited by Howard K. Beale. 3 vols. New York: W. W. Norton, 1960. LC catalog record.

African Americans, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment

  • Berwanger, Eugene H. "Lincoln's Constitutional Dilemma: Emancipation and Black Suffrage." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 5, no. 1 (1983): 25-38. Available online External.
  • Blair, William A., and Karen Fisher Younger, eds. Lincoln's Proclamation: Emancipation Reconsidered. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Carnahan, Burrus M. Act of Justice: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2007. LC catalog record.
  • Cox, LaWanda. Lincoln and Black Freedom: A Study in Presidential Leadership. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1981. LC catalog record. Reprint, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985. LC catalog record. Reprint, Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1994. LC catalog record.
  • Crofts, Daniel W. Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. LC catalog record.
  • Dirck, Brian R., ed. Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2007. LC catalog record.
  • Dueholm, James A. "A Bill of Lading Delivers the Goods: The Constitutionality and Effect of the Emancipation Proclamation." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 31, no. 1 (Winter 2010): 22-38. Available online External.
  • Escott, Paul D. "What Shall We Do with the Negro?": Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Finkelman, Paul, and Donald R. Kennon, eds. Lincoln, Congress, and Emancipation. Athens, Ohio: published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, 2016. LC catalog record.
  • Foner, Eric. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2010. LC catalog record.
  • Franklin, John Hope. The Emancipation Proclamation. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1963. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Reprint, Wheeling, Ill.: Harlan Davidson, 1995. LC catalog record.
  • Fredrickson, George M. Big Enough to be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982-1993. LC catalog record.
  • Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., and Donald Yacovone, eds. Lincoln on Race and Slavery. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Guelzo, Allen C. "How Abe Lincoln Lost the Black Vote: Lincoln and Emancipation in the African American Mind." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 25, no. 1 (Winter 2004):  1-22. Available online External.
  • Guelzo, Allen C. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004. LC catalog record.
  • Hoemann, George H. What God Hath Wrought: The Embodiment of Freedom in the Thirteenth Amendment. New York: Garland Pub., 1987. LC catalog record.
  • Holzer, Harold. Emancipating Lincoln: The Proclamation in Text, Context, and Memory. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Holzer, Harold, Edna Greene Medford, and Frank J. Williams. The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (Social, Political, Iconographic). Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Holzer, Harold, and Sara Vaughn Gabbard, eds. Lincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Thirteenth Amendment. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007. LC catalog record.
  • Manning, Chandra. "The Shifting Terrain of Attitudes toward Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 34, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 18-39. Available online External.
  • Masur, Louis P. Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Medford, Edna Greene. Lincoln and Emancipation. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Oakes, James. Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Oakes, James. The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2007. LC catalog record.
  • Paludan, Phillip Shaw. "Lincoln and Colonization: Policy or Propaganda?" Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 25, no. 1 (Winter 2004): 23-37. Available online External.
  • Quarles, Benjamin. Lincoln and the Negro. New York: Oxford University Press, 1962. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1991. LC catalog record.
  • Richards, Leonard L. Who Freed the Slaves?: The Fight over the Thirteenth Amendment. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Samito, Christian G. Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Scheips, Paul J. "Lincoln and the Chiriqui Colonization Project." Journal of Negro History 37 (July 1952): 418-453. LC catalog record.
  • Smith, John David. Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Striner, Richard. Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Trefousse, Hans L. Lincoln's Decision for Emancipation. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1975. LC catalog record.
  • Vorenberg, Michael. "Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Black Colonization." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 14 (Summer 1993): 23-45. Available online External.
  • Vorenberg, Michael. The Emancipation Proclamation: A Brief History with Documents. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010. LC catalog record.
  • Vorenberg, Michael. Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. LC catalog record.
  • Wright, John S. Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1970. LC catalog record.

Commander in Chief

  • Boritt, Gabor S., ed. Lincoln's Generals. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. LC catalog record.
  • Bruce, Robert V. Lincoln and the Tools of War. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1956. LC catalog record. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1973. LC catalog record. Reprint, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989. LC catalog record.
  • Davis, William C. Lincoln's Men: How President Lincoln became Father to an Army and a Nation. New York: Free Press, 1999. LC catalog record.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant. Edited by John Y. Simon. 32 vols. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1967-2012. See especially vols. 2-14. LC catalog record. Available online External through Mississippi State University Libraries, courtesy of The Ulysses S. Grant Association.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant. 2 vols. New York: C. L. Webster & Co., 1885-1886. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant has been reprinted multiple times and in different editions. Please consult the Library of Congress online catalog for more information on these editions.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition. Edited by John F. Marszalek with David S. Nolen and Louie P. Gallo. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Marszalek, John F. Lincoln and the Military. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Marvel, William. Mr. Lincoln Goes to War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006. LC catalog record.
  • McPherson, James M. Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief. New York: Penguin Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Simpson, Brooks D. "Lincoln and His Political Generals." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 21, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 63-77. Available online External.
  • Symonds, Craig L. Lincoln and His Admirals. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Waugh, John C. Lincoln and McClellan: The Troubled Partnership between a President and His General. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. LC catalog record.
  • Williams, T. Harry. Lincoln and His Generals. New York: Knopf, 1952. LC catalog record. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Vintage Books, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Work, David. Lincoln's Political Generals. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009. LC catalog record.

Election of 1864

  • Flood, Charles Bracelen. 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Long, David E. The Jewel of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln's Re-election and the End of Slavery. Mechanicsburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books, 1994. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • Republican National Convention. Proceedings of the National Union Convention Held in Baltimore, Md., June 7th and 8th, 1864. New York: Baker & Godwin, Printers, 1864. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Waugh, John C. Reelecting Lincoln: The Battle for the 1864 Presidency. New York: Crown Publishers, 1997. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 2001. LC catalog record.
  • White, Jonathan W. Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Zornow, William F. Lincoln and the Party Divided. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1954. LC catalog record. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1972. LC catalog record.

Foreign Relations

  • Carwardine, Richard, and Jay Sexton, eds. The Global Lincoln. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Ferris, Norman B. The Trent Affair: A Diplomatic Crisis. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1977. LC catalog record.
  • Foreman, Amanda. A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War. New York: Random House, 2010. LC catalog record.
  • Jones, Howard. Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the Diplomacy of the Civil War. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999. LC catalog record.
  • Monaghan, Jay. Diplomat in Carpet Slippers: Abraham Lincoln Deals with Foreign Affairs. Indianapolis, Ind.: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1945. LC catalog record. Reprint, Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1972. LC catalog record. Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997. LC catalog record.
  • Peraino, Kevin. Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power. New York: Crown Publishers, 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Stevenson, Louise L. Lincoln in the Atlantic World. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. LC catalog record.

Final Months

  • Conroy, James B. Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865. Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Harris, William C. "The Hampton Roads Peace Conference: A Final Test of Lincoln's Presidential Leadership." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 21, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 30-61. Available online.
  • Harris, William C. Lincoln's Last Months. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004. LC catalog record.
  • Masur, Louis P. Lincoln's Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Waugh, John C. Lincoln and the War's End. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2014. LC catalog record.

Assassination

  • Bishop, James A. The Day Lincoln was Shot. New York: Harper, 1955. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Greenwich House, 1984. LC catalog record.
  • Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. National Park Service website.
  • Holzer, Harold, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams, eds. The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory. New York: Fordham University Press, 2010. LC catalog record.
  • Leale, Charles A. Lincoln's Last Hours. New York: n. p., 1909. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Leale, Charles A. "Report of Assistant Surgeon Charles A. Leale Concerning the Death of Abraham Lincoln," Special File #14: Medical Records File on President Lincoln's Assassination containing File "D"-776-Medical File, and Items A-B, Special Files, 1790-1946, Record Group 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762-1984, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. Available online.
  • Reck, W. Emerson. A. Lincoln, His Last 24 Hours. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1987. LC catalog record. Reprint, Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1994. LC catalog record.
  • Steers, Edward. Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. LC catalog record.
  • Steers, Edward, Jr. The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia. New York: Harper Perennial, 2010. LC catalog record.
  • Steers, Edward, Jr. Lincoln's Assassination. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Turner, Thomas R. Beware the People Weeping: Public Opinion and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1982. LC catalog record.

Funeral and Tomb

  • Craughwell, Thomas J. Stealing Lincoln's Body. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007. LC catalog record.
  • Hart, Richard E. Lincoln's Springfield: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln, May 3rd and 4th, 1865. Springfield, Ill.: Abraham Lincoln Association, 2015. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • Hill, Nancy. "The Transformation of the Lincoln Tomb." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 27, no. 1 (Winter 2006): 39-56. Available online External.
  • Hodes, Martha E. Mourning Lincoln. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Kunhardt, Dorothy, and Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr. Twenty Days: A Narrative in Text and Pictures of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the Twenty Days and Nights that Followed—The Nation in Mourning, the Long Trip Home to Springfield. New York: Harper & Row, 1965. LC catalog record. Reprint, San Bernardino, Calif.: Borgo Press, 1985. LC catalog record.
  • Power, John Carroll. Abraham Lincoln, His Great Funeral Cortége, from Washington City to Springfield, Illinois. With a History and Description of the National Lincoln Monument. Springfield, Ill.: n. p., 1872. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Power, John Carroll, ed. History of an Attempt to Steal the Body of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States of America, Including a History of the Lincoln Guard of Honor, with Eight Years Lincoln Memorial Services. Springfield, Ill.: H. W. Rokker, 1890. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Reed, Robert M. Lincoln's Funeral Train: The Epic Journey from Washington to Springfield. Atglen, Penn.: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Swanson, James L. Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse. New York: William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2010. LC catalog record.
  • Trostel, Scott D. The Lincoln Funeral Train: The Final Journey and National Funeral for Abraham Lincoln. Fletcher, Ohio: Cam-Tech Pub., 2002. LC catalog record.

Legacy

  • Barr, John McKee. Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014. LC catalog record.
  • Fehrenbacher, Don E. "The Anti-Lincoln Tradition." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 4, no. 1 (1982): 6-28. Available online External.
  • Fehrenbacher, Don E. The Changing Image of Lincoln in American Historiography: An Inaugural Lecture Delivered before the University of Oxford on 21 May 1968. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1968. LC catalog record.
  • Fox, Richard Wightman. Lincoln's Body: A Cultural History. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Franklin, John Hope. "The Use and Misuse of the Lincoln Legacy." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 7, no. 1 (1985): 30-42. Available online External.
  • Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. National Park Service website.
  • Peterson, Merrill D. Lincoln in American Memory. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. LC catalog record.
  • Schwartz, Barry. Abraham Lincoln and the Forge of National Memory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Schwartz, Barry. Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era: History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Schwartz, Barry. "Lincoln at the Millennium." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 24, no. 1 (Winter 2003): 1-31. Available online External.
  • Thomas, Benjamin P. Portrait for Posterity: Lincoln and His Biographers. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1947. LC catalog record. Reprint, Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1972. LC catalog record.

Speeches and Writings

General

  • Angle, Paul M. "Lincoln's Power with Words." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 3, no. 1 (1981): 8-27. Available online External.
  • Barondess, Benjamin. Three Lincoln Masterpieces: Cooper Institute Speech, Gettysburg Address, Second Inaugural. Charleston, W. Va.: Education Foundation of West Virginia, 1954. LC catalog record.
  • Braden, Waldo W. Abraham Lincoln, Public Speaker. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988. LC catalog record.
  • Bray, Robert. "‘The Power to Hurt': Lincoln's Early Use of Satire and Invective." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 16, no. 1 (Winter 1995): 39-58. Available online External.
  • Briggs, John Channing. Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. LC catalog record.
  • Guelzo, Allen C., "Defending Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and the Conkling Letter, 1863."Civil War History 48, no. 4 (December 2002): 313-337. LC catalog record.
  • Henson, D. Leigh. "Classical Rhetoric as a Lens for Reading the Key Speeches of Lincoln's Political Rise, 1852-1856." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 35, no. 1 (Winter 2014): 1-25. Available online External.
  • Hirsch, David, and Dan Van Haften. Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason. El Dorado Hills, Calif.: Savas Beatie, 2010. LC catalog record. Reprint, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Kaplan, Fred. Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2008.  LC catalog record.
  • Lehrman, Lewis E. Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point: Getting Right with the Declaration of Independence. Mechanicsburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Morel, Lucas E. "Lincoln among the Reformers: Tempering the Temperance Movement." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 20, no. 1 (Winter 1999): 1-34. Available online External.
  • Sage, Harold K. "Jesse W. Fell and the Lincoln Autobiography." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 3, no. 1 (1981): 48-58. Available online External.
  • Schwartz, Thomas F. "The Springfield Lyceums and Lincoln's 1838 Speech." Illinois Historical Journal 83 (1990): 45-49. LC catalog record.
  • White, Ronald C. The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words. New York: Random House, 2005. LC catalog record.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. "Lincoln's Rhetoric." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 34, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 1-17. Available online.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. LC catalog record.

The Bixby Letter

  • Barton, William E. A Beautiful Blunder: The True Story of Lincoln's Letter to Mrs. Lydia A. Bixby. Indianapolis, Ind.: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1926. LC catalog record.
  • Bullard, F. Lauriston. Abraham Lincoln & the Widow Bixby. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1946. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Burlingame, Michael. "The Authorship of the Bixby Letter." In At Lincoln's Side: John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings. Edited by Michael Burlingame. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Burlingame, Michael. "New Light on the Bixby Letter." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 16, no. 1 (Winter 1995): 59-71. Available online External.
  • Burlingame, Michael. "The Trouble with the Bixby Letter." American Heritage 50, no. 4 (July/August 1999). Available online External.
  • Emerson, Jason. "America's Most Famous Letter." American Heritage 57, no. 1 (February/March 2006). Available online External.
  • Wakefield, Sherman Day. Abraham Lincoln and the Bixby Letter. New York: n. p., 1947. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.

The Gettysburg Address

  • Barton, William E. Lincoln at Gettysburg: What He Intended to Say, What He Said, What He Was Reported to Have Said, What He Wished He Had Said. Indianapolis, Ind.: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1930. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: P. Smith, 1950. LC catalog record.
  • Basler, Roy P., comp. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Translation. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1972. LC catalog record.
  • Boritt, Gabor S. The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech that Nobody Knows. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Carbonell, John. Early Printings of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and What They Reveal About His Spoken Words. New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Carr, Clark E. Lincoln at Gettysburg. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1906. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Conant, Sean, ed. The Gettysburg Address: Perspectives on Lincoln's Greatest Speech. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Dunlap, Lloyd A., David C. Mearns, John R. Sellers, and Douglas L. Wilson. Long Remembered: Lincoln and His Five Versions of the Gettysburg Address. Delray Beach, Fla.: Levenger Press in association with the Library of Congress, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Elmore, A. E. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: Echoes of the Bible and Book of Common Prayer. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Fortenbaugh, Robert. "Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, November 18 and 19, 1863," Pennsylvania History 5, no. 4 (October 1938): 223-244. LC catalog record.
  • Gramm, Kent. "A More Perfect Tribute." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 25, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 50-58. Available online.
  • Johnson, Martin P. "Who Stole the Gettysburg Address?" Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 24, no. 2 (Summer 2003): 1-19. Available online External.
  • Johnson, Martin P. Writing the Gettysburg Address. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Klement, Frank L. The Gettysburg Soldiers' Cemetery and Lincoln's Address: Aspects and Angles. Shippensburg, Penn.: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993. LC catalog record.
  • Kunhardt, Philip B. A New Birth of Freedom: Lincoln at Gettysburg. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1983. LC catalog record.
  • Lambert, William H. "The Gettysburg Address. When Written, How Received, Its True Form." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 33, no. 4 (1909): 385-408. LC catalog record.
  • Mearns, David C., and Lloyd A. Dunlap.  Long Remembered: Facsimiles of the Five Versions of the Gettysburg Address in the Handwriting of Abraham Lincoln. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1963. LC catalog record.
  • Nevins, Allan, ed. Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address: Commemorative Papers. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1964. LC catalog record.
  • Nicolay, John G. "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address." The Century 47, no. 4 (February 1894): 596-608. Available online.
  • Peatman, Jared. The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. LC catalog record.
  • Warren, Louis A. Lincoln's Gettysburg Declaration: "A New Birth of Freedom." Fort Wayne: Lincoln National Life Foundation, 1964. LC catalog record.
  • Wills, Garry. Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. LC catalog record.

The Second Inaugural Address

  • Miller, William Lee. Lincoln's Second Inaugural: A Study in Political Ethics. Bloomington: Poynter Center, Indiana University, 1980. LC catalog record.
  • Tackach, James. Lincoln's Moral Vision: The Second Inaugural Address. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2002. LC catalog record.
  • White, Ronald C. Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. LC catalog record. Reprint, 2006. LC catalog record

Humor and Storytelling

  • Carwardine, Richard. Lincoln's Sense of Humor. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017. LC catalog record.
  • Conwell, Russell H. Why Lincoln Laughed. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1922. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External and Internet Archive.
  • Leidner, Gordon. Lincoln's Gift: How Humor Shaped Lincoln's Life and Legacy. Naperville, Ill.: Cumberland House, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • McClure, Alexander K. "Abe" Lincoln's Yarns and Stories: A Complete Collection of the Funny and Witty Anecdotes that Made Lincoln Famous as America's Greatest Story Teller. Philadelphia: International Publishing Company, 1901. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • Thomas, Benjamin P. "Lincoln's Humor: An Analysis." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 3, no. 1 (1981): 28-47. Available online External.
  • Thomas, Benjamin P. "Lincoln's Humor" and Other Essays. Edited by Michael Burlingame. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002. LC catalog record.
  • Zall, P. M., ed. Abe Lincoln Laughing: Humorous Anecdotes from Original Sources by and about Abraham Lincoln. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. LC catalog record. Reprint, Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995. LC catalog record. Reprint, 2007. LC catalog record.

Photographs, Art, and Popular Culture

  • Bullard, F. Lauriston. Lincoln in Marble and Bronze. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1952. LC catalog record.
  • Bunker, Gary L. From Rail-Splitter to Icon: Lincoln's Image in Illustrated Periodicals, 1860-1865. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2001. LC catalog record.
  • Hamilton, Charles, and Lloyd Ostendorf. Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963. LC catalog record. Reprint, Dayton, Ohio: Morningside, 1985. LC catalog record.
  • Holzer, Harold. Lincoln Seen and Heard. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Holzer, Harold, Gabor S. Boritt, and Mark E. Neely, Jr. The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print. New York: Scribner Press, 1984. LC catalog record. Reprint, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001. LC catalog record.
  • Kunhardt, Philip B., Jr., Philip B. Kunhardt III, and Peter W. Kunhardt. Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography. New York: Knopf, 1992. LC catalog record.
  • Ostendorf, Lloyd. Lincoln's Photographs: A Complete Album. Dayton, Ohio: Rockywood Press, 1998. LC catalog record. Revised edition of Charles Hamilton and Lloyd Ostendorf, Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose (1963).
  • Reinhart, Mark S. Abraham Lincoln on Screen: A Filmography of Dramas and Documentaries, Including Television, 1903-1998. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1999. LC catalog record.
  • Reinhart, Mark S. Abraham Lincoln on Screen: Fictional and Documentary Portrayals on Film and Television. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Snee, Brian J. Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. LC catalog record.
  • Wilson, Rufus Rockwell. Lincoln in Caricature: 165 Poster Cartoons and Drawings for the Press. Elmira, N.Y.: Primavera Press, Inc., 1945. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.

Mary Todd Lincoln

  • Bach, Jennifer L. "Acts of Remembrance: Mary Todd Lincoln and Her Husband's Memory." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 25, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 25-49. Available online External.
  • Baker, Jean H. Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography. New York: W. W. Norton & Norton, 1987. LC catalog record. Reprint, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Baker, Jean H. "Mary Todd Lincoln: Managing Home, Husband, and Children." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 11, no. 1 (1990): 1-12. Available online External.
  • Clinton, Catherine. Mrs. Lincoln: A Life. New York: Harper, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Emerson, Jason. The Madness of Mary Lincoln. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007. LC catalog record.
  • Emerson, Jason. "Mary Lincoln: An Annotated Bibliography." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 103, no. 2 (Summer 2010): 180-235. LC catalog record.
  • Emerson, Jason. Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case: A Documentary History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Epstein, Daniel Mark. The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage. New York: Ballantine Books, 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Evans, W. A. Mrs. Abraham Lincoln: A Study of Her Personality and Her Influence on Lincoln. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1932. LC catalog record. Reprint, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010. LC catalog record.
  • Fleischner, Jennifer. Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave. New York: Broadway Books, 2003. LC catalog record.
  • Helm, Katherine. The True Story of Mary, Wife of Lincoln; Containing the Recollections of Mary Lincoln's Sister Emilie (Mrs. Ben Hardin Helm), Extracts from Her War-Time Diary, Numerous Letters and Other Documents Now First Published by Her Niece, Katherine Helm. New York: Harper, 1928. LC catalog record. Available online through HathiTrust External.
  • McCreary, Donna D. Fashionable First Lady: The Victorian Wardrobe of Mary Lincoln. [Indiana?]: Lincoln Presentations, 2007. WorldCat catalog record External.
  • McDermott, Stacy Pratt. Mary Lincoln: Southern Girl, Northern Woman. New York: Routledge, 2015. LC catalog record.
  • Neely, Mark E., and R. Gerald McMurtry. The Insanity File: The Case of Mary Todd Lincoln. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986. LC catalog record. Reprint, 1993. LC catalog record.
  • Ostendorf, Lloyd. The Photographs of Mary Todd Lincoln. Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1969. LC catalog record.
  • Pritchard, Myra H. The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow, as Revealed by Her Own Letters. Edited by Jason Emerson. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2011. LC catalog record.
  • Randall, Ruth Painter. Mary Lincoln: Biography of a Marriage. Boston:  Little, Brown and Company, 1953. LC catalog record.
  • Ross, Ishbel. The President's Wife: Mary Todd Lincoln, a Biography. New York: Putnam, 1973. LC catalog record.
  • Sandburg, Carl, and Paul M. Angle. Mary Lincoln, Wife and Widow. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1932. LC catalog record. Reprint, Bedford, Mass.: Applewood Books, 1995. LC catalog record.
  • Schwartz, Thomas F., and Anne V. Shaughnessy. "Unpublished Mary Lincoln Letters." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 11, no. 1 (1990): 34-40. Available online External.
  • Schwartz, Thomas F., and Kim M. Bauer. "Unpublished Mary Lincoln Letters." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 17, no. 2 (Summer 1996): 1-9. Available online External.
  • Turner, Justin G., and Linda Levitt Turner. Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life and Letters. New York: Knopf, 1972. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Fromm International Publishing Corporation, 1987. LC catalog record.
  • Van der Heuvel, Gerry. Crowns of Thorns and Glory: Mary Todd Lincoln and Varina Howell Davis, the Two First Ladies of the Civil War. New York: Dutton, 1988. LC catalog record.
  • Williams, Frank J., and Michael Burkhimer, eds. The Mary Lincoln Enigma: Historians on America's Most Controversial First Lady. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Wilson, Douglas L. "William H. Herndon and Mary Todd Lincoln." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 22, no. 2 (Summer 2001): 1-26. Available online External.
  • Winkle, Kenneth J. Abraham and Mary Lincoln. Concise Lincoln Library series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2011. LC catalog record.

Lincoln Family

  • Berry, Stephen. House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, a Family Divided by War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. LC catalog record. Boston: Mariner Books, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln at Home: Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Family Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. LC catalog record.
  • Emerson, Jason. Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012. LC catalog record.
  • Goff, John S. Robert Todd Lincoln: A Man in His Own Right. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. LC catalog record.
  • Hutchinson, John M. "What Was Tad Lincoln's Speech Problem?" Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 30, no. 1 (Winter 2009): 35-51. Available online External.
  • King, C. J. Four Marys and a Jessie: The Story of the Lincoln Women. Manchester, Vt.: Friends of Hildene, Inc., 2005. LC catalog record.
  • Lachman, Charles. The Last Lincolns: The Rise and Fall of a Great American Family. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., 2008. LC catalog record.
  • Neely, Mark E., and Harold Holzer. The Lincoln Family Album. New York: Doubleday, 1990. LC catalog record. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2006. LC catalog record.
  • Randall, Ruth Painter. Lincoln's Sons. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1955. LC catalog record.
  • Tarbell, Ida M. In the Footsteps of the Lincolns: Abraham Lincoln and His Ancestors. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1997. LC catalog record.

Lincoln and His Friends

  • Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln's Herndon. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. LC catalog record. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1988. LC catalog record.
  • Donald, David Herbert. "We are Lincoln Men": Abraham Lincoln and His Friends. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. LC catalog record.
  • Epstein, Daniel Mark. Lincoln's Men: The President and His Private Secretaries. New York: Smithsonian Books, Collins, 2009. LC catalog record.
  • Schwartz, Thomas F. "‘Not Even Wrong': Herndon and His Informants." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 35, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 37-54. Available online External.
  • Strozier, Charles B. Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. LC catalog record.
  • Zeitz, Joshua. Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image. New York: Viking, 2014. LC catalog record.

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