|The following book addresses Abraham Lincoln as president and the intellectual conflicts at the onset of the American Civil War; the author employs a theoretical framework to approach the causes of the war.|
Jaffa, Harry V. A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.
This next book approaches the causes for secession, placing particular emphasis on prohibitive tariffs as the primary grounds for the American Civil War.
Adams, Charles. When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.
The following book is a collection of essays that explore the problems of slavery and slave resistance, the origin of the task system in South Carolina, and the economics of John C. Calhoun among many other selections.
Paquette, Robert L. and Lou Ferleger. Slavery, Secession, and Southern History. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2000.
The following article approaches the secession through discussing the Confederate Constitution, by analyzing the Constitution the goals of the Confederate states become more clear.
Currie, David P. "Through the Looking-Glass: The Confederate Constitution in Congress, 1961-1865." Virginia Law Review. 90(5): 1257-1399.
This brief article discusses the Gettysburg Address and the significant role it continues to play in race relations and perceptions in America.
Katula, Richard A. "The Gettysburg Address as the Centerpiece of American Racial Discourse." The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. 28: 110-1.