Suggested Readings

Briggs, John Channing. Lincoln’s Speeches Reconsidered. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

Burlingame, Michael. Abraham Lincoln: A Life. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Freeman, Andrew. Abraham Lincoln Goes to New York. New York: Coward-McCann, 1960.

Fletcher, George. Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Gary Ecelbarger. “Before Cooper Union: Abraham Lincoln’s 1859 Cincinnati Speech and Its Impact on His Nomination.” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 30, no. 1 (2009): 1-17.

Holzer, Harold. Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.

James Klumpp. “Book Review: Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President.Quarterly Journal of Speech 90, no. 3 (2004): 359-375.

Leff, Michael, and Gerald Mohrmann. “Lincoln at Cooper Union: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Text.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 60, no. 3 (1974): 346-358.

Michael Leff. “Lincoln at Cooper Union: Neo-Classical Criticism Revisited.” Western Journal of Communication 65, no. 3 (2001): 232-248.

Potter, David. The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.

Rawley, James. A Lincoln Dialogue. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2014.

Wil Linkugel. “Lincoln, Kansas and Cooper Union.” Speech Monographs 37, no. 3 (1970): 172-179

Audio-Visual Materials

Lincoln. Directed by Steven Spielberg. 2012. Universal City, CA: Dreamworks Studios, 2013. DVD.

Mystery Files: Abraham Lincoln. Directed by Kate Haddock. 2010. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Insititute, 2010. Video Recording.

Sam Waterston. Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 Cooper Union Address. Video Recording. C-SPAN2 BookTV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ2De8VcSLw

Online Resources

“Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress.” Library of Congress, 2002, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html.

“Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life.” Smithsonian Institute, http://americanhistory.si.edu/lincoln/introduction

“The Papers of Abraham Lincoln.” Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2006, http://www.papersofabrahamlincoln.org/.

“The Lincoln Collection.” Abraham Lincoln Financial Foundation, includes extensive documents, art and photographs of Lincoln, http://www.lincolncollection.org/

“Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum,” includes interactive timeline, exhibit information, and links to other Lincoln-related sites, http://www.alplm.org/home.html.