Civil War A to Z: A Young Person’s Guide to Over 100 People, Places, and Points of Importance
. New York: Dutton, 2002. This book, containing over one hundred thirty references to people, events, dates of the Civil War is a great reference book to have in the classroom.
Lincoln: a Photobiography
. New York: Clarion, 1987. This Newbery Award winning book is a fascinating study on Lincoln filled with images of Lincoln and his times compliment this unit.
Holzer, Harold. Abraham
Lincoln the Writer; A Treasury of his Greatest Speeches and Letters
. Honesdale, PA: Calkins Creek, 2000. This collection of Lincoln’s letters and speeches is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities 2008 We the People bookshelf selections awarded to thousands of school libraries nationwide.
Across Five Aprils
. New York: Penguin, 2002. This Newbery Award winner is a classic coming of age novel set in Civil War times.
Eyewitness: Civil War
. DK Children’s Publishers, 2000. This book, part of the popular DK Eyewitness series, breaks down the conflict into categories and provides images that make it a useful classroom tool.
Wisle, G. Clifton.
Went Marching: Young Americans Fight the Civil War
. New York: Harper Collins, 2001. An interesting look at the younger people who played a role in the fighting of the Civil War.
Baster, Roy Prentice, ed.
Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings
. Cambridge: Da Cappo Press, 2001. More than two hundred fifty of Lincoln’s letters, speeches and other writings are included in this one volume paperback reprint.
Betts, William W.
Lincoln and the Poets
. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1965. Among the poets included in this anthology of Lincoln admirers are William Cullen Bryant, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman.
Einhorn, Lois J.
Abraham Lincoln the Orator; Penetrating the legend
. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1992. A fascinating look at Lincoln the orator with an especially helpful rhetorical examination of the Gettysburg Address.
Epstein, Daniel Mark.
Lincoln and Whitman; Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington
. New York: Bantam Books, 2004. An interesting study of the connections between the lives of Lincoln and Whitman before and during the Civil War.
LeMaster, J.R. and Donald D. Kummings, editors. Walt Whitman; An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998. A useful reference book that includes everything Whitman.
Walt Whitman’s Civil War
. Cambridge: Da Cappo Press, 1989. A collection of documents, illustrations and poetry that depicts Whitman’s time during the Civil War.
Mintz, Steven, general editor.
Abraham Lincoln; People, Places, Politics: History in a Box Resourse Book
. New York: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2007. A wonderful resource for teachers, this book and a collection of others, was among the 2007 “We the People bookshelf” books awarded to libraries across the nation. The collection cites primary source documents in a fascinating study of Lincoln and the Civil War.
The Better Angel; Walt Whitman in the Civil War.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. A biographical look at how the Civil War shaped the life and poetry of Walt Whitman.
Ochse, Roger. The Civic Literature of Walt Whitman. Rapid City: Chiesman Foundation for Democracy, Inc., 2004. An interesting look at the “civic spirit” of the life and poetry of Walt Whitman.
Reynolds, David S.
A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. A collection of essays on Whitman assessing his life and work from a historical context.
American Poetry; The Puritans through Walt Whitman
. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1988. An interesting study that includes Whitman’s role in the evolution of American poetry.
Swanson, James L.
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer.
New York: Harper, 2007. This fascinating study of the hunt for John Wilkes Booth begins with Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.
Reading American Photographs
. New York: Farar, Straus and Giroux, 1989. This award-winning book is a study of American history (1839-1938) through the photographs and other documents of the era. The author examines several noted American photographers including Brady, Timothy O’Sullivan and Walker Evans.
Van Doren Stern, Philip, editor.
The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln
. New York: Random House, 2000. Two hundred seventy five original documents, addresses, speeches, letters and telegrams are included in this volume in their historical context.
The Complete Poems.
New York: Penguin Classics, 2004. This complete collection of Whitman’s poems includes the poet’s
collection used in this unit.
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America
: New York: Touchstone, 1992. An award-winning examination of Lincoln’s most famous speech and its transformation of America.
Wilson, Douglas L.
Lincoln’s Sword; The Presidency and the Power of Words
. New York: Vintage, 2007. A look at Lincoln and his writing with detailed textual analysis of his major speeches.
The Civil War; A Ken Burns Film. PBS Home Video, 1990.
This award winning documentary took six years to make and gives teachers and students more than enough information on the Civil War. Utilizing primary source documents, photos and music this documentary is an exhaustive look at the American Civil War.
Library of Congress; http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html
National Archives; http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/brady-photos/
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History; www.gilderlehrman.org
The National Portrait Gallery; http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/brady/intro/conthtm