Abraham Lincoln: Rhetorical Sources

This bibliography is limited to sources on Abraham Lincoln's rhetoric.

List of Sources

Aune, James Arnt. "Lincoln and the American Sublime." Communication Reports 1 (1988): 14-19.

Barzun, Jacques. "Lincoln the Writer." Jacques Barzun on Writing, Editing and Publishing. 2nd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1972. 65-81.

Basler, Roy P. A Touchstone for Greatness: Essays, Addresses, and Occasional Pieces about Abraham Lincoln. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1973.

Berry, Mildred Freburg. "Abraham Lincoln: His Development in the Skills of the Platform." A History and Criticism of American Public Address. Vol. 2. Ed. William Norwood Brigance. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1943. 828-857.

Black, Edwin. "Gettysburg and Silence." Quarterly Journal of Speech 80 (1994): 21-36.

Braden, Waldo W. Abraham Lincoln: Public Speaker. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1988.

Braden, W. W. (1990). Building the myth: Selected speeches memorializing Abraham Lincoln. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Burlingame, Michael. The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1994.

Burlingame, Michel, ed. An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln: John G. Nicolay's Interviews and Essays. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1996.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson. Deeds Done in Words: Presidential Rhetoric and the Genres of Governance. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990.

Carlson, A. Cheree. "The Rhetoric of the Know-Nothing Party: Nativism as a Response to the Rhetorical Situation." Southern Speech Communication Journal 54 (1989): 364-383.

Carpenter, Ronald H. "In Not-So-Trivial Pursuit of Rhetorical Wedgies: An Historical Approach to Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address." Communication Reports 1 (1988): 20-25.

Cox, LaWanda. Lincoln and Black Freedom: A Study in Presidential Leadership. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1985.

Diffley, Kathleen. "'Erecting Anew the Standard of Freedom': Salmon P. Chase's Appeal of the Independent Democrats and the Rise of the Republican Party." Quarterly Journal of Speech 74 (1988): 401-415.

Diggins, John Patrick. On Hallowed Ground: Abraham Lincoln and the Foundation of American History. New Haven: Yale UP, 2000.

Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Edwards, Herbert Joseph, and John Erskine Hankins. "Lincoln the Writer: The Development of His Literary Style." Studies in English and American Literature. Orono: U of Maine P, 1962.

Einhorn, Lois J. Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend. New York: Greenwood Press, 1992.

Fehrenbacher, Don Edward. Lincoln in Text and Context: Collected Essays. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1987.

Fehrenbacher, Don Edward, and Virginia Fehrenbacher, eds. Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1996.

Finnegan, C. A. (2005). Recognizing Lincoln: Image vernaculars in nineteenth-century visual culture. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 8, 31-57.

Flemmings, Corrine K. "Gettysburg Revisited." Communication Quarterly 14 (1966): 26-30.

Frederickson, George M. "The Search for Order and Community." The Public and Private Lincoln" Contemporary Perspectives. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1949. 86-98.

Gaffey, Adam J. "Emancipating Lincoln: The Proclamation In Text, Context, And Memory." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 16.4 (2013): 793-795.

Gardner, A. Edward. "The Return of the Beloved: The Chiasmus and the Messianic Secret of Abraham Lincoln." Central States Speech Journal 38 (1987): 133-151.

Greenstone, J. David. The Lincoln Persuasion: Remaking American Liberalism. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1993.

Gross, A. G. (2004). Lincoln's Use of Consitutive Metaphors. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 7, 173-190.

Grossman, Allen. "The Poetics of Union in Whitman and Lincoln: An Inquiry toward the Relationship of Art and Policy." The American Renaissance Reconsidered. Ed. Walter Ben Michaels and Donald E. Pease. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1985.

Guelzo, Allen C. Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President. Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmans, 1999.

Hansen, Andrew. "Dimensions of Agency in Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address." Philosophy & Rhetoric 37/3 (2004): 223-254.

Harris, William C. With Charity for All: Lincoln and the Restoration of the Union. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1997.

Holt, Michael. The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War. New York: Oxford UP, 1999.

Holzer, Howard. Lincoln Seen and Heard. Lawrence: UP of Kansas, 2000.

Hurt, James. "All the Living and the Dead: Lincoln's Imagery." American Literature 52 (1980): 351-380.

Jaffa, Harry V. Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Rev. ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1999.

Jaffa, Harry V. A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000.

Kaufer, David S., and Shawn J. Parry-Giles. "Refined Vs. Middling Styles In The Lincoln Reminiscence: Comparing The Rhetoric Of Formality And Familiarity." Rhetoric Review 33.4 (2014): 344-361. C

Kimble, James J. "My Enemy, My Brother: The Paradox Of Peace And War In Abraham Lincoln's Rhetoric Of Conciliation." Southern Communication Journal 72.1 (2007): 55-70.

Leff, Michael C. "Dimensions of Temporality in Lincoln's Second Inaugural." Communication Reports 1 (1988): 26-31.

Leff, Michael C. "Textual Criticism: The Legacy of G. P. Mohrmann." Quarterly Journal of Speech 72 (1986): 386-387.

Leff, Michael C., and Gerald P. Mohrmann. "Lincoln at Cooper Union: A Rationale for Neo-Classical Criticism." Quarterly Journal of Speech 60 (1974): 459-467.

Leff, Michael C., and Gerald P. Mohrmann. "Lincoln at Cooper Union: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Text." Quarterly Journal of Speech 60 (1974): 346-358.

Lincoln, Abraham. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. 9 vols. with supplements, 1832-1865. Ed. Roy P. Basler. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1953-55, 1974.

Linkugel, Wil A. "Lincoln, Kansas, and Cooper Union." Speech Monographs 37 (1970): 172-179.

McPherson, James M. Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution. New York: Oxford UP, 1990.

—-. For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War. New York: Oxford UP, 1997.

Miller, Randall M., Harry S. Stout, and Charles Regan Wilson, eds. Religion and the American Civil War. New York: Oxford UP, 1998.

Mohrmann, Gerald P., and Michael C. Leff.

Morris, Charles E. III. "Sunder the Children: Abraham Lincoln's Queer Rhetorical Pedagogy." Quarterly Journal of Speech 99/4 (2013): 395-422.

Myers, Marshall. "Rugged Grandeur": A Study Of The Influences On The Writing Style Of Abraham Lincoln And A Brief Study Of His Writing Habits." Rhetoric Review 23.4 (2004): 350-367.

Nichols, Marie Hochmuth. "Lincoln's First Inaugural." American Speeches. Ed. Wayland Maxfield Parrish and Marie Hochmuth Nichols. New York: David McKay, 1954. 60-100.

Niebuhr, Reinhold. "The Religion of Abraham Lincoln." Christian Century 10 Feb. 1965: 172-175.

Oates, Stephen B. With Malice toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Harper & Row, 1977.

Parrillo, Nicholas. "Lincoln's Calvinist Transformation: Emancipation and War." Civil War History 46 (2000): 227-253.

Peterson, Merrill D. Lincoln in American Memory. New York: Oxford UP, 1994.

Pfau, M W. (2005). Evaluating conspiracy: Narrative, argument, and ideology in Lincoln's "House Divided" speech. Argumentation & Advocacy, 42, 57-73.

Pfau. M. W (2005). The political style of conspiracy: Chase, Sumner and Lincoln. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.

Ray, Angela G. "Learning Leadership: Lincoln At The Lyceum, 1838." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 13.3 (2010): 349-387.

Reid, Ronald F. "Newspaper Response to the Gettysburg Addresses." Quarterly Journal of Speech 54 (1967): 50-60.

Richards, Cindy Koenig. "'To Restore the National Faith': Abraham Lincoln's 1854 Peoria Address and the Paradox of Moral Politics." Southern Communication Journal 76.5 (2011): 401-423.

Slagell, Amy R. "Anatomy of a Masterpiece: A Close Textual Analysis of Abraham Lincon's Second Inaugural Address." Communication Studies 42 (1991): 155-171.

Selzer, Linda. "Historicizing Lincoln: Garry Wills and the Canonization of the 'Gettysburg Address'." Rhetoric Review 16 (1997): 120-137.

Smith, R. Franklin. "A Night at Cooper Union." Central States Speech Journal 13 (1962): 270-275.

Solomon, Martha. "'With Firmness in the Right': The Creation of Moral Hegemony in Lincoln's Second Inaugural." Communication Reports 1 (1988): 32-37.

Sweet, Timothy. Traces of War: Poetry, Photography, and the Crisis of Union. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, UP, 1990.

Vorenberg, Michael. Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001.

Watson, Martha. "Ordeal by Fire: The Transformative Rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln. Rhetoric and Public Affairs 3 (2000): 33-48.

White, Ronald C. (2005). The eloquent president: A portrait of Lincoln through his words. NY: Random House.

White, Ronald C. Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Wiley, Earl W. "Abraham Lincoln: His Emergence as the Voice of the People." A History and Criticism of American Public Address. Ed. William Norwood Brigance. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1943. 859-877.

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. "Lincoln's Rhetoric." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 34/1 (2013): 1-17.

Wilson, Douglas L., and Rodney O. Davis, eds. Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1998.

Wilson, Kirt H. "Debating The Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln And Our Public Memory." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 13.3 (2010): 455-479.

Zaeske, Susan. "Hearing The Silences In Lincoln's Temperance Address: Whig Masculinity As An Ethic Of Rhetorical Civility." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 13.3 (2010): 389-419.

Zarefsky, David. "Approaching Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address." Communication Reports 1 (1988): 9-13.

Zarefsky, David. "Causal Argument Among Historians: The Case of the Americal Civil War." Southern Speech Communication Journal 45 (1979): 187-205.

Zarefsky, D. (1998). Consistency and change in Lincoln's rhetoric about equality. Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 1, 21-44.

Zarefsky, D. (2003). The continuing fascination with Lincoln. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 6, 337-383.

Zarefsky, David. "Drawing Distinctions: A Recurrent Feature Of Abraham Lincoln's Argumentation." Conference Proceedings — National Communication Association/American Forensic Association (Alta Conference On Argumentation) - 2011 (2011): 442-447.

Zarefsky, David. "Lincoln and The House Divided: Launching A National Political Career." Rhetoric & Public Affairs 13.3 (2010): 421-453.

Zarefsky, David. Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery: In the Crucible of Public Debate. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990.

Zarefsky, David. "Philosophy and Rhetoric in Lincoln's First Inaugural Address." Philosophy and Rhetoric 45/2 (2012): 165-188.

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