Books About Exhibition Themes for Adult Readers

Emancipation Proclamation

Carnahan, Burrus. Act of Justice: Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War. The University Press of Kentucky, 2011.

Guelzo Allen C. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America. Simon & Schuster, 2004.

Holzer, Harold. Emancipating Lincoln: The Proclamation in Text, Context, and Memory. Harvard University Press, 2012.

Holzer, Harold, Edna Greene Medford, and Frank J. Williams. The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views. Louisiana State University Press, 2006.

Holzer, Harold and Sara Vaughn Gabbard, eds. 1863: Lincoln’s Pivotal Year. Southern Illinois University Press, 2013.

Vorenberg, Michael. The Emancipation Proclamation: A Brief History with Documents. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010.

Widmer, Ted, ed. The New York Times: Disunion: Modern Scholars and Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Fort Sumter to the Emancipation Proclamation. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc., 2013.

Abraham Lincoln

Belz, Herman. Abraham Lincoln: Constitutionalism and Equal Rights in the Civil War Era. Fordham University Press, 1998.

Carwardine, Richard J. Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power. Alfred A. 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.

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

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

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

Lincoln, Abraham. Lincoln on the Civil War: Selected Speeches. Penguin, 2011.

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

Rubenstein, Harry R. and The National Museum of American History. Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life. Smithsonian Institution Press, 2009.

White, Ronald C. A. Lincoln: A Biography. Random House, 2009.

Civil War and Slavery

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

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

Blight, David W. American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era. Belknap Press, 2011.

Escott, Paul D. “What Shall We Do with the Negro?” Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America. University of Virginia Press, 2009.

Holzer, Harold. Lincoln on War. Algonquin Books, 2011.

Holzer, Harold. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Harper Collins, 1993.

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

McPherson, James. The Negro’s Civil War: How American Blacks Felt and Acted During the War for the Union. Vintage, 2003.

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

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

March on Washington

Carson, Clayborne, ed. Reporting Civil Rights. Library of America, 2013.

Euchner, Charles. Nobody Turn Me Around.A People’s History of the 1963 March on Washington. Beacon Press, 2011.

Freed, Leonard and Michael Eric Dyson. This is the Day: The March on Washington. J. Paul Getty Museum, 2013.

Hansen, Drew. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Speech that Inspired a Nation. Harper Collins, 2005.

Haskins, James. The March on Washington. Just us Books, 2004.

Jones, William P. The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights. W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.

Kelley, Kitty. Let Freedom Ring: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the March on Washington. St. Martin’s Press, 2013.

Younge, Gary. The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream. Haymarket Books, 2013.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Carson, Clayborne, ed. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Warner Books, reprint edition, 2001.

Frady, Marshall. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life. Penguin Books, 2005.

King, Coretta Scott. The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. Newmarket Press, 1984.

King, Jr. Martin Luther. I Have a Dream.1963.

King, Jr., Martin Luther. Letter from Birmingham Jail. 1963.

King, Jr., Martin Luther. Strength to Love. Fortress Press, 1977.

King, Jr., Martin Luther. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? Beacon Press, 1968.

King, Jr., Martin Luther. Why We Can’t Wait. Harper and Row, 1964.

Kirk, John A. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Profiles in Power. Routledge, 2004.

Washington, James, ed. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. Harper One, reprint edition, 2003.

Civil Rights Leadership

Bayard Rustin

D’Emilio, John. Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin. University of Chicago Press, 2003.Podair, Jerald E. Bayard Rustin: American Dreamer. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2009.

Rustin, Bayard. Time of Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin. Cleis Press, 2003.

John Lewis

Lewis, John. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement. Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Lewis, John and Andrew Aydin. March. Top Shelf Productions, 2013.

A. Philip Randolph

Anderson, Jervis. A. Philip Randolph: A Biographical Portrait. University of California Press, 1973.

Kersten, Andrew. A. Philip Randolph: A Life in the Vanguard. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2006.

Pfeffer, Paula F. A. Philip Randolph: Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement. Louisiana State University Press, 1996.

Whitney Young

Dickerson, Dennis C. Militant Mediator: Whitney M. Young, Jr. University Press of Kentucky, 2004.

Weiss, Nancy J. Whitney M. Young, Jr. and the Struggle for Civil Rights. Princeton University Press, 1990.

Young, Jr., Whitney M. Beyond Racism. McGraw-Hill, 1969.

Young, Jr., Whitney M. To Be Equal. McGraw-Hill, 1964.