Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation

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Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Growing Up Abolitionist: The Story of the Garrison Children. University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.

Ayers, Carol Dark. Lincoln and Kansas: A Partnership for Freedom. Sunflower University Press, 2001.

Berlin, Ira, et al. Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War. Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Blackett, R. J. M. Divided Hearts: Britain and the American Civil War. Louisiana State University Press, 2000.

Blight, David W. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. Belknap Press, 2001.

Carwardine, Richard. Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power, Knopf, 2006.

Cox, Lawanda C. Fenlason. Lincoln and Black Freedom: A Study in Presidential Leadership. University of South Carolina Press, 1994.

Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln. Touchstone Books, 1996.

Donald, David Herbert, ed., with Harold Holzer. Lincoln in The Times: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, as Originally Reported in The New York Times, St. Martin's, 2005.

Douglass, Frederick. (Henry Louis Gates, ed.) Frederick Douglass Autobiographies: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave/My Bondage and My Freedom/Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Library of America, 1994.

Douglass, Frederick. (William L. Andrews, ed.) The Oxford Frederick Douglass Reader. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Fehrenbacher, Don E., ed. Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings, 2 vols. Library of America, 1989.

Fehrenbacher, Don E. Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850s. Stanford University Press, 1962.

Fehrenbacher, Don E., with Ward M. McAfee. The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery. Oxford University Press, 2002.

Fleischner, Jennifer. Mrs. Lincoln & Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave. Broadway Books, 2003.

Foner, Eric. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War. Oxford University Press, 1995 (reprint).

Franklin, John Hope. The Emancipation Proclamation. Doubleday, 1963. (available in reprint)

Gallagher, Gary W., and Alan T. Nolan, eds. The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History. Indiana University Press, 2000.

Gary, Ralph.   Following in Lincoln's Footsteps: A Complete Annotated Reference to Hundreds of Historical Sites Visited by Abraham Lincoln. Carroll & Graf, 2002.               

Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Simon and Schuster, 2005.

Guelzo Allen C. Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President. Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1999.

Hambly, Barbara. The Emancipator’s Wife. Bantam, 2005.

Hollandsworth, James G. The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience During the Civil War. Louisiana State University Press, 1998. (reprint)                  

Holzer, Harold. Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President. Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Jacobs, Harriet A. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Signet Classic, 2000.               

Jaffa, Harry V. Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. University of Chicago Press, 1999 (rev.).

Jaffa, Harry V. A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War. Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.

Jeffrey, Julie Roy. The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement. University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Jones, Howard. Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the Diplomacy of the Civil War. University of Nebraska Press, 2002.

Klingaman, William K. Abraham Lincoln and the Road to Emancipation. Reissue edition, Penguin USA, 2002.

Lowance, Mason I., Jr., ed. Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader. Penguin USA, 2000.

McPherson James M. Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution. Oxford University Press, 1992 (reprint).

McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States). Oxford University Press, 1988.

Miller, William Lee.  Arguing About Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress. Knopf, 1996.

Miller, William Lee.  Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography. Vintage Books, 2003.

Neely, Mark E., Jr. The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties. Oxford University Press, 1992. (reprint).

Oates, Stephen B. With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln. Perennial, 1994 (reprint).

Paludan, Phillip S. The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. University of Kansas Press, 1994.

Peterson, Merrill D. Lincoln in American Memory. Oxford University Press, 1995 (reprint)

Potter, David Morris, and Don E. Fehrenbacher. The Impending Crisis. Harpercollins, 1976.

Remini, Robert V. Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union. W.W. Norton & Company, 1991.

Sandburg, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War. Harcourt, 2003.

Swanson, James L. Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. Morrow, 2006.

White, Ronald. The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln through His Words. Random House, 2005.

White, Ronald. Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural. Touchstone Books, 2003.

Williams, Frank J. Judging Lincoln. Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.