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The books and articles listed here were important research tools used by BRC Imagination Arts in creating the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Visitor Experience.

  • American Originals. “The Emancipation Proclamation” – Treasures from the National Archives, Oct. 4, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004. Washington, D.C.: The National Archives
  • Angle, Paul M., ed. The Lincoln Reader. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1947
  • Association for Preservation Technology. Illustrated Catalogue of American Hardware of the Russell and Erwin Manufacturing Company, 1865. Reprint.
  • Basler, Roy P., ed. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln – Eight Volumes. New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1953
  • Bates, David Homer. Lincoln in the Telegraph Office – Recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps during the Civil War. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books, 1995
  • Bayne, Julia Taft. Tad Lincoln’s Father. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2001
  • Beecher, Catherine E. Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt-Book. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 2001
  • Bennett, Lerone, Jr. Forced Into Glory – Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream. Chicago, Illinois: Johnson Publishing Company, 2000
  • Blight, David W. Race and Reunion – The Civil War in American Memory. Cambridge, Mass: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2001
  • Boatner, Mark M. III, The Civil War Dictionary. New York: Vintage / Random House, 1991
  • Boller, Paul F, Jr. Presidential Campaigns. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984
  • Bunker, Gary L. From Rail-Splitter to Icon – Lincoln’s Image in Illustrated Periodicals, 1860-1865. Kent & London: The Kent State University Press, 2001
  • Burchard, Peter. Lincoln and Slavery. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1999
  • Campbell, Edward D. C., Jr. and Rice, Kym S. A Woman’s War – Southern Women, Civil War, and the Confederate Legacy. Richmond: The Museum of the Confederacy and Charlottesville, The University Press of Virginia, 1996
  • Cuomo, Mario and Holzer, Harold, ed. Lincoln on Democracy. New York: Cornelia & Michael Bessie / HarperCollins, 1990
  • Davis, William C. and Wiley, Bell I. The Image of War: 1861-1865 Volume VI – The End of an Era. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1984
    Davis, William C. Lincoln’s Men – How President Lincoln Became Father to an Army and a Nation. New York: Free Press, 1999
    Davis, William C. and Wiley, Bell I. Photographic History of the Civil War – Vicksburg to Appomattox. New York: Black Dog and Leventhal, 1994
  • Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995
    Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln Reconsidered. New York: Vintage, 1961
  • Esposito, Colonel Vincent J., ed. The West Point Atlas of American Wars. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1959
  • Fehrenbacher, Don E. and Virginia, eds. The Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1996
    Fehrenbacher, Don E. Prelude to Greatness – Lincoln in the 1850s. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1962
  • Foote, Shelby. The Civil War – A Narrative. 3 Volumes. New York: Random House, 1963
  • Frank Leslie’s Illustrated History of the Civil War. The Fairfax Press, 1977
  • Freedman, Russell. Lincoln – A Photobiography. New York: Clarion Books, 1987
  • Fuller, Major General J.F.C. Grant and Lee – A Study in Personality and Generalship. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1982
  • Garrett, Elisabeth Donaghy. At Home – The American Family 1750-1870. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990
  • Hamilton, Charles and Ostendorf, Lloyd. Lincoln in Photographs – An Album of Every Known Pose. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963
  • Harper’s Pictoral History of the Civil War. The Fairfax Press, 1977
  • Hawley, Greg. Treasure in a Cornfield – The Discovery and Excavation of the Steamboat Arabia. Kansas City, MO: Paddle Wheel Publishing, 1998
  • Holzer, Harold. Dear Mr. Lincoln – Letters to the President. Addison–Wesley Publishing Company, 1995
    Holzer, Harold and Neely, Mark E., Jr. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory – The Civil War in Art. New York: Orion Books, 1993
  • Horton, James O. We Fight For Freedom – Massachusetts, African Americas, and the Civil War. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2001
  • Horwitz, Tony. Confederates in the Attic. New York: Vintage, 1999
  • Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Journal of Illinois History – Quarterly of the Illinois State Historical Library Volume 2, Number 4, Winter 1999
  • January, Brendan. Cornerstones of Freedom – The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Children’s Press, 1998
  • Jennison, Keith W. The Humorous Mr. Lincoln – A Profile in Wit, Courage, and Compassion. Woodstock, Vermont: The Countryman Press 1988
  • Kane, Harnett T. Gone Are the Days – An Illustrated History of the Old South. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1960
  • Kennedy, Frances H. and The Conservation Fund. The Civil War Battlefield Guide, Second Edition. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998.
  • Krause, Susan. From Log Cabins to Temples of Justice – Courthouses in Lincoln’s Illinois. A Publication of The Lincoln Legal Papers. Springfield, Illinois: IHPA 2000
    Krause, Susan. Judging Lincoln – The Bench in Lincoln’s Illinois. A Publication of The Papers of Abraham Lincoln. Springfield, Illinois: IHPA 2002
    Krause, Susan. Stovepipe Hat and Quill Pen. A Publication of The Papers of Abraham Lincoln. Springfield, Illinois: IHPA 2002
  • Kunhardt, Dorothy Meserve and Philip B., Jr. Twenty Days. New York: Castle Books / HarperCollins, 1993
    Kunhardt, Philip B., Philip B. II, and Peter W. Lincoln – An Illustrated Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992
  • Langellier, John P. Army Blue – The Uniform of Uncle Sam’s Regulars 1848-1873. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1998
  • Leech, Margaret. Reveille in Washington 1860-1865. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1941
  • Library of America. Abraham Lincoln – Speeches and Writings, Volume I & II. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1989
  • Livermore, Thomas L. Numbers and Losses in the Civil War in America 1861-65. Dayton, Ohio: Morningside, 1986
  • Lorant, Stefan. Lincoln – A Picture Story of His Life. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957
  • Lowe, A. T, M.D. The Columbian Class Book, Consisting of Geographical, Historical, and Biographical Extracts, Compiled form Authentic Sources, and Arranged on a Plan Different from Any Thing Before Offered the Public. Worchester: Dorr & Howland, 1825
  • McElfresh, Earl B. Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1999
  • McFeely, William, S. Grant – A Biography. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1981
  • McPherson, James M. Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991
    McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art. Life in America – A Special Loan Exhibition of Paintings Held During the Period of the New York World’s Fair, April 24 to October 29, 1939. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1939
  • Monkman, Betty C. The White House – Its Historic Furnishing and First Families. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association and New York: Abbeville Press, 2000
  • National Geographic Society. Historical Atlas of the United States. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1993
  • Neely, Mark E., Jr. The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia. New York: Da Capo / McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1982
  • Nelson, Christopher. Mapping the Civil War – Featuring Rare Maps from the Library of Congress. Starwood Publishing, Inc., 1992
  • Oates, Stephen B. With Malice Toward None – A Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: HarperPerennial, 1994
  • Ostendorf, Lloyd and Oleksy, Walter, eds. Lincoln’s Unknown Private Life – An Oral History by his Black Housekeeper Mariah Vance 1850-60. Mamaroneck, NY: Hastings House Book Publishing, 1995
    Ostendorf, Lloyd. The Photographs of Mary Lincoln. Springfield, Illinois: IHPA, 1989
  • Paludan, Phillip Shaw. The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1994
  • Peterson, Harold L. American Interiors – From Colonial Times to the Late Victorians. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1971
  • Power, John Carroll. Abraham Lincoln, His Life, Public Services, Deathe and Great Funearl Cortege, with a History and Description of the National Lincoln Monument. Chicago and Springfield: H. W. Rokker, 1889
  • Randall, Ruth Painter. Mary Lincoln – Biography of a Marriage. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1953
  • Reck, Emerson W. A. Lincoln: His Last 24 Hours. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1987
  • Rhodehamel, John and Schwartz, Thomas F. The Last Best Hope of Earth – Abraham Lincoln and the Promise of America. San Marino, California: Huntington Library, 1993
    Rhodehamel, John and Taper, Louise. “Right or Wrong, God Judge Me” – The Writings of John Wilkes Booth. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997
  • Schwartz, Thomas F., ed. Abraham Lincoln - Chronology. Springfield: IHPA, 2002
    Schwartz, Thomas F., ed. “For a Vast Future Also” – Essays from the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association. New York: Fordham University Press, 1999
  • Scott, Robert Garth, ed. Fallen Leaves – The Civil War Letters of Major Henry Livermore Abbott. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1991
  • Seale, William. The White House – The History of an American Idea. Washington, D.C.: The American Institute of Architects Press, 1992
    Seale, William. The President’s House – A History. Two Volumes. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association, 1986
  • Severa, Joan. Dressed for the Photographer – Ordinary Americans & Fashion, 1840-1900. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1995
  • Sharp, Michael. Historical Maps of Civil War Battlefields. London: PRC Publishing, 2000
  • Shaw, Archer H. The Lincoln Encyclopedia. New York: Macmillan, 1950
  • Stern, Philip Van Doren, ed. The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln. New York: The Modern Library, 1940
  • Sullivan, Constance. Landscapes of the Civil War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995
  • Thomas, Benjamin P. Abraham Lincoln. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952
    Thomas, Benjamin P. Lincoln’s New Salem. Springfield, Illinois: The Abraham Lincoln Association / The Lakeside Press, 1934
    Thomas, Benjamin P. Portrait for Posterity. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1947
  • Time-Life Books. The Civil War: Brother Against Brother – The War Begins. Alexandria, Virginia, 1983
    Time-Life Books. The Civil War: Gettysburg – The Confederate High Tide. Alexandria, Virginia, 1983
    Time-Life Books. The Civil War: The Assassination – Death of the President. Alexandria, Virginia, 1983
    Time-Life Books. The Civil War: Master Index – An Illustrated Guide. Alexandria, Virginia, 1983
    Time-Life Books. Echoes of Glory – Arms and Equipment of the Union. Alexandria, Virginia, 1996
    Time-Life Books. Echoes of Glory – Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy. Alexandria, Virginia, 1996
    Time-Life Books. Echoes of Glory – Illustrated Atlas of the Civil War. Alexandria, Virginia, 1996
    Time-Life Books. American Country – Country Furniture. Alexandria, Virginia, 1989
  • Turner, Justin G. and Linda Levitt. Mary Todd Lincoln – Her Life and Letters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972
  • Virga, Vincent. Eyes of the Nation – A Visual History of the United States. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997
  • Ward, Geoffrey C., Burns, Ric and Ken. The Civil War – An Illustrated History. New York: Borzoi / Alfred A Knopf, 1990
  • Wert, Jeffry D. A Brotherhood of Valor – The Common Soldiers of the Stonewall Brigade, CSA, and the Iron Brigade, USA. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999
  • Wesolowski, Wayne & Mary Cay. The Lincoln Train is Coming. Lisle, Illinois: Illinois Benedictine College, privately printed, 1995
  • Wheeler, Richard. Voices of the Civil War. New York: Meridian, 1976
  • Wiley, Bell I. The Life of Johnny Reb. The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943
    Wiley, Bell I. The Life of Billy Yank. The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1952
  • Wills, Garry. Lincoln at Gettysburg – The Words that Remade America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992
  • Wilson, Douglas L. Honor’s Voice – The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998
    Wilson, Douglas L. and Davis, Rodney O. Herndon’s Informants – Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1998
  • Wilson, Jackie Napoleon. Hidden Witness – African-America Images from the Dawn of Photography to the Civil War. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1999
  • Wilson, Rufus Rockwell. Lincoln in Caricature. New York: Horizon Press, 1953
  • Winik, Jay. April 1865 – The Month that Saved America. New York: Perennial / HarperCollins, 2002
  • Winkle, Kenneth J. The Young Eagle – The Rise of Abraham Lincoln. Dallas, Texas: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2001
  • Zall, P. M., ed. . KnoAbe Lincoln Laughing – Humorous Anecdotes from Original Sources By and About Abraham Lincolnxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press, 1995

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