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Rosenberger, Homer Tope. “To What Extent Did Harriet Lane Influence the Public Policies of James Buchanan?” Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 74, no. 1 (1970): 1-22. Journal Article Secondary 1970
Davis, J. McCan. “Origin of the Lincoln Rails as Related by Governor Oglesby.” Century Illustrated Magazine 60 (June 1900): 271-75.
Journal Article Primary 1900
McClure, James P., Leigh Johnsen, Kathleen Norman, and Michael Vanderlan. "Circumventing the Dred Scott Decision: Edward Bates, Salmon P. Chase, and the Citizenship of African Americans." Civil War History 43 (1997): 279-309. Journal Article Secondary 1997
Ruchames, Louis, ed. A John Brown Reader. London: Abelard-Schuman, 1959. Book Tertiary 1959
Walton, Brian G. "The Elections for the Thirtieth Congress and the Presidential Candidacy of Zachary Taylor." Journal of Southern History 35, no. 2 (May 1969): 186-202. Journal Article Secondary 1969
Neely, Mark E., and R. Gerald McMurtry. The Insanity File: The Case of Mary Todd Lincoln. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1993. Book Secondary 1993
Davis, Granville. "Arkansas and the Little Giant." West Tennessee Historical Society Papers 22 (1968): 28-51. Journal Article Secondary 1968
Gallagher, Gary W. Lee The Soldier. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996. Book Secondary 1996
Rosenberger, Homer Tope. “Protecting the Buchanan Papers.” Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 72, no. 3 (1968): 137-169. Journal Article Secondary 1968
Drayton, Daniel. Personal Memoir of Daniel Drayton. Boston: Bela Marsh, 1855. Book Primary 1855
Plummer, Mark A. Lincoln’s Rail-Splitter: Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001. Book Secondary 2001
McCormac, E. I. "Justice Campbell and the Dred Scott Decision." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 19, no. 4 (1933): 565-571. Journal Article Secondary 1933
Hesseltine, William Best. The Tragic Conflict: The Civil War and Reconstruction. The American Epochs Series. New York: George Braziller, 1962. Book Secondary 1962
Jensen, Oliver. "New Views of an Old War." American Heritage 46, (November 1995): 74-76. Journal Article Secondary 1995
Sandburg, Carl, and Paul M. Angle. Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1932. Book Secondary 1932
Davis, Granville D. "Douglas and the Chicago Mob." American Historical Review 54, no. 3 (1949): 553-556. Journal Article Secondary 1949
Chávez, Ernesto. The U.S. War with Mexico: A Brief History with Documents. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007. Book Secondary 2007
Fishwick, Marshall William. Lee After The War. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1963. Book Secondary 1963
Prime, William C. “Buchanan, James.” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 68 (January 1884): 251-261. Journal Article Secondary 1884
Temple, Wayne C. “Delegates to the Illinois State Republican Nominating Convention in 1860.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 92 (1999): 289-98.
Journal Article Secondary 1999
Whitman, Karen. "Re-Evaluating John Brown's Raid of Harpers Ferry." West Virginia History 34, no. 1 (1972): 46-84. Journal Article Secondary 1972
Horton,  James Oliver and Lois E. Horton. Slavery and the Making of America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Book Secondary 2005
Johannsen, Robert Walter. "America's Forgotten War." The Wilson Quarterly 20, (Spring 1996): 96-107. Journal Article Secondary 1996
Fleming, T. J. "Verdicts of History." American Heritage 18 (August 1967): 28-33. Journal Article Secondary 1967
Dean, Eric T., Jr. "Stephen A. Douglas and Popular Sovereignty." Historian 57, no. 4 (Summer 1995): 733-748. Journal Article Secondary 1995
Schroeder, John H. Mr. Polk's War: American Opposition and Dissent, 1846-1848. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1973. Book Secondary 1973
Martin, Thomas P. “James Buchanan—American Diplomat.” Pennsylvanian 3 (1946): 33-34. Journal Article Secondary 1946
Drew, Benjamin. A North-Side View of Slavery. The Refugee: or, The Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada. Boston: J. P. Jewett, 1856. Book Primary 1856
Duff, James H. “David Wilmot, the Statesman and Political Leader.” Pennsylvania History 13 (October 1946): 283-289. Journal Article Secondary 1946
Aubere, Jewell H. “A Reminiscence of Abraham Lincoln: A Conversation with Speaker [Joseph] Cannon.” World’s Work 13 (1907): 8528-30.
Journal Article Primary 1907
McPherson, James M. The Most Fearful Ordeal: Original Coverage of the Civil War. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2004. Book Tertiary 2004
Denault, Patricia. "The Little Giant." American History Illustrated 5, no. 6 (1970): 22-33. Journal Article Secondary 1970
Meed, Douglas V. The Mexican War, 1846-1848. New York: Routledge, 2003. Book Secondary 2003
Geary, John White, William Alan Blair, and Bell Irvin Wiley. A Politician Goes to War: The Civil War Letters of John White Geary. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995. Book Primary 1995
Martin, C. H. “Unpublished Letters of James Buchanan.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 36 (1932): 241-250. Journal Article Secondary 1932
Grimes, William. Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave, Brought down to the Present Time. New Haven: 1855. Book Primary 1855
Marley, David F. Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1998. Book Secondary 1998
Trefousse, Hans L. “Owen Lovejoy and Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 22, no. 1 (2001): 14-32. Journal Article Secondary 2001
Tyson, Raymond W. “William Barksdale and the Brooks-Sumner Assault.” Journal of Mississippi History 26 (May 1964): 135-140. Journal Article Secondary 1964
Carpenter, Frank B. “How Lincoln Was Nominated.” Century Magazine 24 (October 1882): 853-859. Journal Article Primary 1882
Johannsen, Robert Walter. To the Halls of the Montezumas: The Mexican War in the American Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. Book Secondary 1985
Furnas, J. C. The Road to Harpers Ferry. New York: W. Sloane Associates, 1959. Book Secondary 1959
McPherson, James M. Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction. New York: McGraw Hill, 2001. Book Secondary 2001
Tinkcom, Harry Marlin. John White Geary: Soldier-Statesman, 1819-1873. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1940. Book Secondary 1940
Loose, Jack W. W. “Pennsylvania Hall of Fame Honor for James Buchanan.” Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 81 (1977): 96-100. Journal Article Secondary 1977
Niven, John. John C. Calhoun and the Price of Union: A Biography. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988. Book Secondary 1988
Cogan, Jacob Katz, and Lori D. Ginzberg. "1846 Petition for Woman's Suffrage, New York State Constitutional Convention." Signs 22, no. 2 (Winter 1997): 427-439. Journal Article Secondary 1997
McKee, James W., Jr. “William Barksdale and the Congressional Election of 1853.” Journal of Mississippi History 34 (May 1972): 129-158. Journal Article Secondary 1972
Auchampaugh, Philip G. “A Forgotten Journey of an Antebellum President: The Trip and Addresses of James Buchanan Delivered During His Journey to the Commencement of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1859.” Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine 17 (July 1935): 42-48. Journal Article Secondary 1935
Brown, Charles H. William Cullen Bryant: A Biography. New York: Scribner, 1971.
Book Secondary 1971
Huch, Ronald K. “Patriotism Versus Philanthropy: A Letter From Gerrit Smith to Frederick Douglass.” New York History 49 (July 1968): 327-335. Journal Article Secondary 1968
McDonald, John J. "Emerson and John Brown." New England Quarterly 44, no. 3 (1971): 377-396. Journal Article Secondary 1971
Whittington, Keith E. "The Road Not Taken: Dred Scott, Judicial Authority, and Political Questions." Journal of Politics 63, no. 2 (2001): 365-391. Journal Article Secondary 2001
McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. The Oxford History of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. Book Secondary 1988
Johns, Sally Cavell. "Viva Los Californios: The Battle of San Pasqual." Journal of San Diego History 19, no. 4 (1973): 1-13. Journal Article Secondary 1973
Gavronsky, Serge. "American Slavery and the French Liberals: An Interpretation of the Role of Slavery in French Politics during the Second Empire." Journal of Negro History 51, no. 1 (1966): 36-52. Journal Article Secondary 1966
Simmons, Dawn Langley. A Rose for Mrs. Lincoln: A Biography of Mary Todd Lincoln. Boston: Beacon Press, 1970. Book Secondary 1970
Drake, Ross. "The Law That Ripped America in Two." Smithsonian 35, no. 2 (2004): 60-66. Journal Article Secondary 2004
Loose, Jack W. W. “The Foster-Buchanan Tablet.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 58 (1954): 146-148. Journal Article Secondary 1954
Ruggles, Sarah A. "Woman's Rights." The Ladies' Repository 14 (July 7 1854): 304. Journal Article Primary 1854
Fehrenbacher, Don Edward. Chicago Giant: A Biography of Long John Wentworth. Madison, WI: American History Research Center, 1957. Book Secondary 1957
Auchampaugh, Philip G. “James Buchanan, the Bachelor of the White House: An Inquiry on the Subject of Feminine Influence in the Life of Our Fifteenth President: To the Memory of Edwin P. Tanner, Teacher and Friend.” Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine 20 (January 1939): 154-166. Journal Article Secondary 1939
Burlingame, Michael, ed. Lincoln Observed: Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. Book Primary 1998
Conard, Rebecca. "A Gamble for Freedom: Frances Overton and the Underground Railroad in Grinnell." Iowa Heritage Illustrated 85, no. 4 (2004): 156-159. Journal Article Secondary 2004
Harper, Robert S. "New Light from a Lincoln Letter on the Story of the Publication of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates." Ohio Historical Quarterly 68, no. 2 (1959): 177-187. Journal Article Secondary 1959
McDorman, Todd F. "Challenging Constitutional Authority: African American Responses to Scott V. Sandford." Quarterly Journal of Speech 83, no. 2 (1997): 192-209. Journal Article Secondary 1997
Russel, Robert R. "Constitutional Doctrines with Regard to Slavery in Territories." Journal of Southern History 32 (November 1966): 466-486. Journal Article Secondary 1966
Wiecek, William M. "Chief Justice Taney and His Court." This Constitution no. 6 (1985): 19-24. Journal Article Secondary 1985
Nelson, Truman John. The Old Man: John Brown at Harper's Ferry. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973. Book Secondary 1973
Johnson, Kenneth M. "The Battle of San Pasqual." Pacific Historian 21, no. 4 (1977): 368-373. Journal Article Secondary 1977
Geffert, Hannah N. "John Brown and His Black Allies: An Ignored Alliance." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 126, no. 4 (2002): 591-610. Journal Article Secondary 2002
Rinaldi, Ann. An Unlikely Friendship: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2007. Book Secondary 2007
May, Samuel J. Some Recollections of our Antislavery Conflict. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1869. Book Primary 1869
Lewis, Howard T. “The Closing Month of the Buchanan Administration.” Americana 6 (January/December 1911): 1035-1044. Journal Article Secondary 1911
Miller, Bradford. A Man from Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, and the Women's Rights Convention of 1848. Hudson, NY: Lindisfarne Press, 1995. Book Secondary 1995
Fehrenbacher, Don Edward. “The Judd-Wentworth Feud.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 45 (Autumn 1952): 197-211. Journal Article Secondary 1952
Auchampaugh, Philip G. “James Buchanan, the Bachelor of the White House: An Inquiry on the Subject of Feminine Influence in the Life of Our Fifteenth President: To the Memory of Edwin P. Tanner, Teacher and Friend.” Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine 20 (April 1939): 218-234. Journal Article Secondary 1939
Brooks, Noah. Lincoln and the Downfall of American Slavery. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1908. Book Primary 1908
Russell, Hilary. "Underground Railroad Activists in Washington, D.C." Washington History 13 (2001): 28-49. Journal Article Secondary 2001
Wiecek, William M. "Slavery and Abolition before the United States Supreme Court, 1820-1860." Journal of American History 65 (1978): 34-59. Journal Article Secondary 1978
Quarles, Benjamin.  Allies for Freedom: Blacks and John Brown. New York, Oxford University Press: 1974. Book Secondary 1974
Johnson, Kenneth M. "Baja California and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo." Journal of the West 11, no. 2 (1972): 328-347.  Journal Article Secondary 1972
Adams, Katherine. "Freedom and Ballgowns: Elizabeth Keckley and the Work of Domesticity." Arizona Quarterly 57, no. 4 (2001): 45-87. Journal Article Secondary 2001
Eyal, Yonatan. "Trade and Improvements: Young America and the Transformation of the Democratic Party." Civil War History 51, no. 3 (2005): 245-268. Journal Article Secondary 2005
Luthin, Reinhard H. "The Democratic Split during Buchanan’s Administration." Pennsylvania History 11 (1944): 13-35. Journal Article Secondary 1944
Levenstein, Lisa. "Rethinking the Origins of Woman's Rights: Gender and Nineteenth-Century Political Culture." Reviews in American History 34, no. 1 (2006): 28-33. Journal Article Secondary 2006
The American Text Book, for the Campaign of 1856. Baltimore, MD: Bull & Tuttle, 1856. Book Primary 1856
Ballard, Michael B.Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. Book Secondary 2004
Johns, Jane Martin. “The Nomination of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency, an Unsolved Psychological Problem.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 10 (1917-18): 561-567. Journal Article Secondary 1917
McGinty, Brian. "A Heap O' Trouble." American History Illustrated 16, no. 2 (1981): 34-39. Journal Article Secondary 1981
Renehan, Edward J., Jr. The Secret Six: The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1997. Book Secondary 1995
Johnson, Ludwell H. "William Booth Taliaferro's Letters from Mexico, 1847-1848." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 73, no. 4 (1965): 455-473. Journal Article Secondary 1965
Eyal, Yonatan. "With His Eyes Open: Stephen A. Douglas and the Kansas-Nebraska Disaster of 1854." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 91, no. 4 (1998): 175-217. Journal Article Secondary 1998
Schulze, Suzanne. Horace Greeley: A Bio-Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1992. Book Secondary 1992
Luthin, Reinhard H. "Salmon P. Chase's Political Career before the Civil War." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 29, no. 4 (1943): 517-540. Journal Article Secondary 1943
Wright, Hendrick Bradley. A Practical Treatise on Labor. New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., 1871. Book Primary 1871
Kerber, Linda K. " ‘I Was Appalled’: The Invisible Antecedents of Second-Wave Feminism." Journal of Women's History 14, no. 2 (2002): 90-101. Journal Article Secondary 2002
Washburne, Mark. A Biography of Elihu Benjamin Washburne: Congressman, Secretary of State, Envoy Extraordinary. 3 vols. Philadephia: Xlibris Corporation, 2002. Book Secondary 2002
The Agitation of Slavery. Who Commenced! And Who Can End It!! Buchanan and Fillmore Compared. From the Record. Washington, DC: Union Office, 1856. Book Primary 1856
Shea, William L., and Terrence J. Winschel. Vicksburg Is the Key: The Struggle for the Mississippi River. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003. Book Secondary 2003