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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
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The following texts were selected by John Patrick, Professor Emeritus of Education at Indiana University, the author of this Lincoln supplemental lesson. Use these resources to deepen your understanding of Abraham Lincoln and the constitutional issues surrounding his presidency.

Belz, Herman. Abraham Lincoln, Constitutionalism, and Equal Rights in the Civil War Era (New York: Fordham
University Press, 1998).

Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln: A Biography (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995).

Farber, Daniel. Lincoln’s Constitution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003).

Guelzo, Allen C. Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999).

Guelzo, Allen C. Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008).

Guelzo, Allen C. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004).

McPherson, James M. Lincoln: A Presidential Life (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

McPherson, James M. Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief (New York: Penguin Press, 2008).

Miller, William Lee. Lincoln’s Virtues: An Ethical Biography. (New York: Knopf, 2002).

Neely, Mark E., Jr. The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991).