Abraham Lincoln Institute
Preservation of the Union

















     The Lincoln Institute would like to recommend the following books relating to various aspects of the American Civil War.

     The recommendation of these books does not necessarily constitute an endorsement.

     They are recommended in order to stimulate debate on the American Civil War.

A New Birth of Freedom: Lincoln at Gettysburg

Abe Lincoln Grows Up

Abraham Lincoln : Speeches and Writings 1832-1858 

Abraham Lincoln : The Great Emancipator

Abraham Lincoln: A Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln: A Series of Lincoln Birthday Addresses

Abraham Lincoln and his books,

Abraham Lincoln Coloring Book

Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1859-1865

Abraham Lincoln: The Freedom President : The Freedom President

Abraham Lincoln: The Man and His Faith

Abraham Lincoln the True Story of a Great Life

Abraham Lincoln: The War Years

Abraham Lincoln, a Champion of Freedom

African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

An Address on Abraham Lincoln

Angels spoke to Lincoln

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Carl Sandburg on Abraham Lincoln

"Honest Abe": Episodes in the life of Abraham Lincoln

How many "Lincoln Bibles"?

I Mary: A biography of the girl who married Abraham Lincoln

If You Grew Up With Abraham Lincoln

Inauguration day, March 4, 1861: A young Detroit girl's witness to the stirring events in the city of Washington on the day of Abraham Lincoln's first Inauguration

Jokes told by Lincoln

Life of Abraham Lincoln: For the young man and the Sabbath school

Lincoln : A Photobiography

Lincoln and the American political tradition: An exhibition in honor of the 175th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863: The Document That Turned the Civil War into a Fight for Freedom,

Lincoln and the Radicals

Lincoln finds a general: A military study of the Civil War

Lincoln's Gettysburg declaration: "A new birth of freedom,"

Lincoln's Kalamazoo address against extending slavery

Lincoln's lost speech: The lost speech: an American psalm

Lincoln's New Salem

Lincoln's Preparation for Greatness: The Illinois Legislative Years

Lincoln's religion

Lincoln's Rise to Power

Lincoln's War Cabinet

Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography

Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life and Letters

Our Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln, John Brown and the Civil War Era

Peculiar Institution : Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South

Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850's

Sermon on the death of the late Abraham Lincoln

Speculators and Slaves: Masters, Traders, and Slaves in the Old South

The almost chosen people: A study of the religion of Abraham Lincoln

The Assassination of a President: Abraham Lincoln

The Black Abolitionist Papers: The British Isles, 1830-1865

The Constitutions of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis,: A historical and biographical study in contrasts

The early life of Abraham Lincoln

The Emergence of Lincoln, Vol. 1: Douglas, Buchanan, and Party Chaos, 1857-1859

The Emergence of Lincoln, Vol. 2: Prologue to Civil War, 1859-1861

The essential Lincoln

The faith of Abraham Lincoln,

The fundamental creed of Abraham Lincoln

The Humorous Mr Lincoln: A Profile in Wit, Courage, and Compassion

The Ida M. Tabell Lincoln Collection

The life and speeches of Abraham Lincoln, and Hannibal Hamlin

The Lincoln assassination, April 14, 1865: Investigation of a President's murder uncovers a web of conspiracy

The Lincoln ideals: His personality and principles as reflected in his own words

The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies: Being an Account of the Hatred Felt by Many Americans for President Abraham Lincoln During the Civil War and the Fi

The man who killed Lincoln?: Many questions on the assassination remain unanswered

The religion of Abraham Lincoln,

They knew Abe Lincoln: A boy in Indiana

We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth -Abraham Lincoln: A philosophy for the war

W.E.B. Du Bois : Writings

A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, 1848-1865

The Lincoln Reader

The Sinews of Power: War, Money and the English State, 1688-1783

True Stories About Abraham Lincoln

A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln

Lincoln on Democracy

The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

The Poems of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln the Orator : Penetrating the Lincoln Legend

Mary Todd Lincoln : Girl of the Bluegrass

Ordeal of the Union: Fruits of Manifest Destiny 1847-1852 : A House Dividing 1852-1857

The Atlantic Slave Trade: Effects on Economies, Societies, and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe

The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties

The Pioneer and the Prairie Lawyer : Boone and Lincoln Family Heritage : Biographical and Historical, 1603-1985

Young Abraham Lincoln: Log-Cabin President

A Battlefield Atlas of the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln: A Man for All the People : A Ballad

Abraham Lincoln: The spiritual growth of a public man : excerpts from Abraham Lincoln : theologian of American anguish

Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

Lincoln: In His Own Words

Lincoln on Leadership : Executive Strategies for Tough Times

The Gettysburg Soldiers' Cemetery and Lincoln's Address: Aspects and Angles

The suppressed truth about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Abe Lincoln's Hat

Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery

Abraham Lincoln: Sources and Style of Leadership

Lincoln and Black Freedom: A Study in Presidential Leadership

Slave Ship: The Story of the Henrietta Marie

The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln 

Uncle Tom's Cabin: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contents, Criticism

With Malice Toward None : Life of Abraham Lincoln, The

Abe Lincoln Laughing: Humorous Anecdotes from Original Sources by and About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: From Skeptic to Prophet

Freedom: A Novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis

Lincoln in the Telegraph Office: Recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps During the Civil War

Lincoln's Devotional

Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow

The Defender's Study Bible: King James Version With Dust Jacket

We Saw Lincoln Shot: One Hundred Eyewitness Accounts

An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln: John G. Nicolay's Interviews and Essays

Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 Through the Stono Rebellion

Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln

Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade 1730-1830

Abraham Lincoln and His Ancestors

Abraham Lincoln Easy Reader

Abraham Lincoln in Print and Photograph: A Picture History from the Lilly Library

Abraham Lincoln, Constitutionalism and Equal Rights in the Civil War Era

Allan Pinkerton: The First Private Eye


Citizens of the World : London Merchants and the Integration of the British Atlantic Community, 1735-1785

Learning About Honesty Through the Life of Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln Before Washington: New Perspectives on the Illinois Years

Lincoln Stories for Leaders

Lincoln the President: Springfield to Gettysburg

Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

The British Empire 1558-1995

The Rise and Fall of British Empire

The Slave Trade

With Charity for All: Lincoln and the Restoration of the Union

Abraham Lincoln : An Most Humble Instrument In The Hands of The Almighty

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: Great Emancipator

Abraham Lincoln Wisdom and Wit

Bite-Size Lincoln: Wit & Wisdom from the Frontier President

From Log Cabin to White House With Abraham Lincoln 

Grace's Letter to Lincoln

Lincoln Observed: The Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks

Lincoln: The Road to War

Meeting Mr. Lincoln : Firsthand Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by People, Great and Small, Who Met the President

Over Lincoln's Shoulder: The Committee on the Conduct of the War

Reelecting Lincoln : The Battle for the 1864 Presidency

The Gettysburg Address

The Life of Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln Assassination in American History

The Lincoln Mailbag: America Writes to the President, 1861-1865

The Origins of American Slavery : Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies

The Secret War for the Union : The Untold Story of Military Intelligence in the Civil War

The Words Lincoln Lived By: 52 Timeless Principles to Light Your Path

Think Anew, Act Anew: Abraham Lincoln on Slavery, Freedom, and Union

Where Lincoln Walked

Young Abe Lincoln

Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the Diplomacy of the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln: The Lawyer-Statesman

Bound for America : The Forced Migration of Africans to the New World

Chronology of World Slavery

Crisis of the House Divided : An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Famous Americans: George Washington & Abraham Lincoln 

Honor's Voice : The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln on Lincoln

Lincoln's Critics: The Copperheads of the North

Lincoln's Men : How Presidnet Licoln Became Father to an Army and a Nation

Storm Over the Constitution

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Atlantic Slave Trade

The Lincoln Forum: Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg, and the Civil War

The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas

The Slave Trade

The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440 - 1870

The Two American Presidents: A Dual Biography of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

They Came in Chains: The Story of the Slave Ships

A Commitment To Honor A Unique Portrait Of Abraham Lincoln In His Own Words

A New Birth of Freedom : Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln and the Forge of National Memory

Abraham Lincoln: The Evolution of His Literary Style

Abraham Lincoln the Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches and Letters

Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War: Selected Writings and Speeches 

Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War

Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader

All the Laws but One : Civil Liberties in Wartime

America in the Time of Abraham Lincoln: The Story of Our Nation

An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean

At Lincoln's Side: John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings

A. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream

From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans

Inside the White House in War Times: Memoirs and Reports of Lincoln's Secretary

Lincoln and the Indians: Civil War Policy and Politics

Lincoln At Home : Two Glimpses Of Abraham Lincolns Family Life

Lincoln on God and Country

Lincoln's Sacred Effort

Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

On Hallowed Ground : Abraham Lincoln and the Foundations of American History

The Day Lincoln Was Shot : An Illustrated Chronicle

The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic

The Persistence of Empire: British Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution

The Proverbial Abraham Lincoln: An Index to Proverbs in the Works of Abraham Lincoln

The Royal East Africa Company : The Emergence of International Business, 1200-1800

War for the Union : The Improvised War 1861-1862

War for the Union : The Organized War to Victory 1864-1865

War for the Union : War Becomes Revolution 1862-1863

Abe Lincoln Grows Up

Abe Lincoln Remembers

Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom 

Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer, Leader, Legend 

Abraham Lincoln: Letters from a Slave Girl

Abraham Lincoln: The Complete Book of Facts, Quizzes, and Trivia

Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

DK Readers: Abraham Lincoln -- Lawyer, Leader, Legend

From Chains to Bonds: The Slave Trade Revisited

Grant, Lee, Lincoln and the Radicals: Essays on Civil War Leadership

Historic Monuments: The Lincoln Memorial

In Their Own Words: Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln & Davis: Imagining America, 1809-1865

Lincoln's Own Stories

Lincoln's Quest for Union

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave: Written by Himself

November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Slavery, Atlantic Trade and the British Economy, 1660-1800

Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market

Storm over the Land: A Profile of the Civil War Taken Mainly from Abraham Lincoln

Tad Lincoln's Father (Abraham Lincoln)

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: Flight, Pursuit, Capture, and Punishment of the Conspirators

The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print

The Oxford History of the British Empire: The Origins of Empire : British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

The Story of Abraham Lincoln

The Story of the Amistad

The Young Eagle : The Rise of Abraham Lincoln

Two Roads to Sumter: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and the March to the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography

Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years

Abraham Lincoln's Daily Treasure: Moments of Faith With America's Favorite President

Black Ivory: Slavery in the British Empire

British Discovery Literature and the Rise of Global Commerce

Conversations With Lincoln

Following in Lincoln's Footsteps: A Complete Annotated Reference to Hundreds of Historical Sites Visited by Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation in American History

Lincoln's Greatest Speech : The Second Inaugural

Lincoln's Moral Vision: The Second Inaugural Address

Lincoln's Quest for Equality: The Road to Gettysburg

Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography

Lincoln's Youth: Indiana Years, Seven to Twenty-One, 1816-1830

Meet Abraham Lincoln (Meet)

Slave Ships and Slaving

The British Atlantic World 1500-1800

The English in West Africa, 1685-1688: The Local Correspondence of the Royal African Company of England 1681-1699

The Lincoln Funeral Train: The Final Journey and National Funeral for Abraham Lincoln

The Slave Trade

The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery

This Fiery Trial: The Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln  

Abe Lincoln : The Boy Who Loved Books

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln and George Washington

Abraham Lincoln and the Union: A Chronicle of the Embattled North

Abraham Lincoln for the Defense

Abraham Lincoln: From His Own Words and Contemporary Accounts

Abraham Lincoln: Great American Leader

Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer, President, Emancipator

Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Abraham Lincoln the Prairie Years, Part 1

Abraham Lincoln's Political Faith

Abraham Lincoln/George Washington: Young Presidents -- The Great Emancipator/Our First Leader

American Slavery : 1619-1877

American Slavery, American Freedom

Challenging the Boundaries of Slavery

Commander in Chief: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

Dark Union: The Secret Web of Profiteers, Politicians, and Booth Conspirators That Led to Lincoln's Death

Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves

Lincoln and Booth: More Light on the Conspiracy

Lincoln at Cooper Union

Lincoln's Constitution

Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home

London, Metropolis of the Slave Trade

Sir John Hawkins : Queen Elizabeth's Slave Trader

The African-American Slave Trade

The Cuban Slave Market, 1790-1880

The Diligent: A Voyage through the Worlds of the Slave Trade

The Election of 1860 and the Administration of Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln Memorial – 1

The Lincoln Memorial – 2

The Trial: The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators

War of Words: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Press

We Are Lincoln Men : Abraham Lincoln and His Friends

West African Slavery and Atlantic Commerce : The Senegal River Valley, 1700-1860

Abraham Lincoln, The Christian

American Brutus : John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies

Don't Know Much About Abraham Lincoln

Freedom Rising : Washington in the Civil War

Lincoln at Cooper Union : The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President

Lincoln: Fresh from Abraham's Bosom

Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War

Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

Lincoln's Last Months

Lincoln's War : The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief

Nancy Hanks: Single Mother Of Abraham Lincoln

Presidents' Day: Honoring the Birthdays of Washington and Lincoln

Religious Views of Abraham Lincoln

The Boston Massacre

The Final Victims: Foreign Slave Trade to North America, 1783-1810

The Language of Liberty : The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates  – 1

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates – 2

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text

The President Is Shot!: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Queen's Slave Trader : John Hawkyns, Elizabeth I, and the Trafficking in Human Souls

The Slave Trade in America: Cruel Commerce

The Spiritual Abraham Lincoln

The Story Life of Abraham Lincoln: A Biography Composed of Five Hundred True Stories Told by Abraham Lincoln and His Friends

To Rule the Waves : How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World

Abraham Lincoln, President-Elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to Inauguration

America's God: From Jonathan Edwards To Abraham Lincoln

First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

Growing Up in Slavery : Stories of Young Slaves as Told by Themselves

Lincoln's American Dream: Clashing Political Perspectives

Lincoln's Last Night : Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, and the Last Thirty-Six Hours Before the Assassination

Lincoln's Legacy

Master Among Men : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Reconstruction The Darkest Dawn: Lincoln, Booth, And The Great American Tragedy

The Eloquent President : A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words

What Lincoln Believed : The Values and Convictions of America's Greatest President


Promoting a Greater Understanding of the Civil War