Abraham Lincoln: Rhetorical Sources

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

List of Sources

Abraham Lincoln: From Birth, to Death, to Legacy

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.

Charney, D. (2018). The short and the long of it: Rhetorical amplitude at Gettysburg. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 21, 317 – 342.

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.

Douglas, R. D. Jr. (2009). The Lincoln-Douglas Debates. North Carolina State Bar Journal, 14, 14-30.

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

David Zarefsky. “Philosophy and Rhetoric in Lincoln's First Inaugural Address.” Philosophy & Rhetoric, vol. 45, no. 2, 2012, pp. 165–188. JSTOR.

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.

Harold Holzer. H. (2004). Lincoln at Cooper Union: The speech That made Abraham Lincoln President (New York: NY, Simon & Schuster, 2004), 111-115.

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

Hunter, L. P. (2018). Abraham Lincoln, "Speech of Hon Abraham Lincoln at Cooper Institute, New York City" New York, NY (27 February 1860). Voices of Democracy, 13, 1 – 12.

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.

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

Siemers, D. J. (2004). Principled pragmatism: Abraham Lincoln’s method of political analysis. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 34, 804-827.

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

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.

Southard, B. F. S., (2018). Abraham Lincoln's Second Annual Message to Congress and the public policy advocacy for African Colonization. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 21, 387-415.

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.

Wilson, Kirt H. "The Paradox of Lincoln's rhetorical leadership." Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 3, (2000)" 15-32.

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, David. Consistency and change in Lincoln's rhetoric about equality. Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 1 (1988): 21-44.

Zarefsky, David. The continuing fascination with Lincoln. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 6 (2003), 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 historical accuracy. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 18 (2015), 155–160.

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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