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Lyman Abbott, Henry Ward Beecher (Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1904, originally Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1887)
Louis F. Allen, Memorial of the Late Gen. James S. Wadsworth, (Buffalo, 1864)
Oliver E. Allen, New York, New York: A History of the World’s Most Exhilarating and Challenging City, (New York: Atheneum, 1990)
Tyler Anbinder, Five Points: The 19th-Century New York City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World’s Most Notorious Slum, (New York: The Free Press, 2001).
Rena Mack Andrews, Archbishop John Hughes and the Civil War, (Chicago: University of Chicago Libraries, 1935)
Annals of the War Written by Leading Participants North and South, Originally Published in the Philadelphia Weekly Times, (Blue & Grey Press)
Frederic Bancroft, The Life of William Henry Seward, (New York : Harper and Brothers: 1900)
Elizabeth Barlow, Frederick Law Olmsted’s New York (New York: Praeger Publishers)
William Horatio Barnes, Sketch of Hon. Fernando Wood, (1874)
Chester L. Barrows, William M. Evarts: Lawyer, Diplomat, Statesman, (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, 1941)
David Homer Bates, Lincoln in the Telegraph Office: Recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps during the Civil War, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995)
Thomas Graham Belden and Marva Robins Belden, So Fell the Angels, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956)
August Belmont, A Few Letters and Speeches of the Late Civil War, New York, 1870
Iver Bernstein, The New York City Draft Riots, (New York: Oxford University, 1990)
John Bigelow, Retrospecting of an Active Life, (New York: The Baker and Taylor Co., 1909)
David Black, King of Fifth Avenue, (New York: Dial Press, 1981)
Frederick J. Blue, Salmon P. Chase: A Life in Politics, (Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1987)
William Aspenwall Bradley, William Cullen Bryant, (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905)
Henry A. Brann, Most Reverend John Hughes, (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1892)
Matthew P. Breen, Thirty Years of New York Politics, (New York: Arno Press, 1974, first published in 1899).
Charles Brown, William Cullen Bryant, (New York: Charles Scribe’s Sons, 1971).
Sidney D. Brummer, Political History of New York State during the Period of the Civil War, (New York, 1911)
Alexander B. Callow, Jr., The Tweed Ring, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1966).
Harry J. Carman and Reinhard H. Luthin, Lincoln and the Patronage, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1943)
Oliver Carlson, The Man Who Made News: James Gordon Bennett, (New York: Dell, Sloan and Pearce, )
J.W. Chadwick, Henry W. Bellows: His Life and Character, (New York: S.W. Green’s Sons, 1882).
Donald Barr Chidsey, The Gentleman from New York: A Life of Roscoe Conkling, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1935)
Margaret Clapp, Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow, (Boston: Little, Brown, 1947)
Henry Cohen, Business and Politics in America from the Age of Jackson to the Civil War (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Company, 1971).
Alfred R. Conkling, The Life and Letters of Roscoe Conkling: Orator, Statesman, Advocate, (New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1889.)
Irene Dorothy Neu, Erastus Corning, Merchant and Financier, 1794-1872 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1960)
James L. Crouthamel, Bennett’s New York Herald and the Rise of the Popular Press, (Syracuse University Press, 1989)
Elmer Davis, A History of the New York Times, (New York: The New York Times, 1921).
William C. Davis, Lincoln’s Men: How President Lincoln Became Father to an Army and a Nation, (New York: Free Press, 1999)
Chauncey M. Depew, My Memories of Eighty Years, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1922)
Morgan Dix, Memoirs of John Adams Dix
David Donald, editor, Inside Lincoln’s Cabinet: The Civil War Diaries of Salmon P. Chase, (New York: Longman’s Green and Co., Inc., 1954)
David Donald, Lincoln, (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994)
Brainerd Dyer, The Public Career of William M. Evarts, (Berkeley: University of California, 1933).
Ralph R. Fahrney, Horace Greeley and the Tribune in the Civil War, (Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Torch Press, 1936)
Emilia R. Field, Record of the Life of David Dudley Field, his Ancestors and Descendants, (Denver, 1931)
Henry M. Field, The Life of David Dudley Field, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1898)
Jennifer Fleischner, Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave
Alexander G.Flick, History of the State of New York, 10 volumes (New York, Ira J. Friedman 1933-1937)
Philip S. Foner, Business & Slavery: The New York Merchants & the Irrepressible Conflict, (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1941)
Shelby Foote, The Civil War: A Narrative: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Volume I (Random House, 1958)
Shelby Foote, The Civil War: A Narrative. Fredericksburg to Meridian, Volume II (New York: Random House, 1963)
Shelby Foote, The Civil War: A Narrative Red River to Appomattox, Volume II (New York: Random House, 1974).
Andrew A. Freeman, Abraham Lincoln Goes to New York, (New York: Coward-McCann Inc., 1960)
Ralph Gary, Following in Lincoln’s Footsteps: A Complete Annotated Reference to Hundreds of Historical Sites Visited by Abraham Lincoln, (New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2001).
John Grafton, New York in the Nineteenth Century, (New York: Dover Publications, 1977).
Wood Gray, The Hidden Civil War: The Story of the Copperheads, (New York: The Viking Press, 1942)
Horace Greeley, Recollections of a Busy Life, (New York, 1868)
Murat Halstead, A History of the National Political Conventions of 1860, (Columbus, Ohio, 1860)
William Harlan Hale, Horace Greeley: Voice of the People, (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950)
Leslie M. Harris, In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1826-1863, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003).
Henry Harrisse, Late Samuel Barlow.
Albert Bushnell Hart, Salmon Portland Chase, (New York: Chelsea House, 1980)
William J. Hartman, “Politics and Patronage: The New York Custom House, 1852-1902,” Columbia Phd dissertation. New-York Historical Society Quarterly 41 (October 1957 p. 440-57.
Joel Tyler Headley, The Great Riots of New York, 1712-1873, (New York: E.B. Treat, 1873)
Burton J. Hendrick, Lincoln’s War Cabinet, (Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1946)
Emmanuel Hertz, Abraham Lincoln: A New Portrait, (New York: Horace Liveright, Inc., 1931).
William B. Hesseltine, Lincoln and the War Governors, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948)
Leo Hershkowitz, Tweed’s New York: Another Look, (Garden City, NY: Anchor Press-Doubleday, 1977)
Paxton Hibben, Henry Ward Beecher: An American Portrait, (New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927)
Marjory B. Hinman, Daniel S. Dickinson: Defender of the Constitution, (Windsor, New York, 1987)
Harlan Hoyt Horner, Lincoln and Greeley, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1963)
Joseph R. Howard, Life of Henry Ward Beecher, (Philadelphia: Hubbard Brothers, 1887)
Jeter Allen Isely, Horace Greeley and the Republican Party, 1863-1861: A Study of the New York Tribune, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1947)
L. T. Jennings, Mr. Raymond and Journalism (1870).
David M. Jordan, Roscoe Conkling of New York: Voice of the Senate, (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1971)
Irving Katz, August Belmont: A Political Biography, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1968).
Edward Chase Kirkland, The Peacemakers of 1864, (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927)
Milton M. Klein, editor, The Empire State: A History of New York, (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001)
Frank Klement, Lincoln’s Critics: The Copperheads of the North, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Books, 1999).
Walter D. Kring, Henry Whitney Bellows, (Unitarian Universalist Association, 1979)
Margaret Leech, Reveille in Washington, (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1941)
John William Leonard, History of the City of New York, 1609-1909, (New York: The Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin, 1910)
Walter Lowenfels, editor, Walt Whitman’s Civil War, (New York: Da Capo Pres, 1960)
Reinhard H. Luthin, The First Lincoln Campaign, (Cambridge, Mass, 1944)
Denis Tilden Lynch, ‘Boss’ Tweed (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927)
Harry J. Maihafer, The General and the Journalists: Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley, and Charles Dana, (Washington: Braasey’s, 1998)
Augustus Maverick, Henry J. Raymond and the New York Press for Thirty Years, (Hartford, Connecticut: A.S. Hale and Co., 1870)
George H. Mayer, The Republican Party, 1854-1964, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1964).
James McCague, The Second Rebellion: The Story of New York City Draft Riots of 1863, (New York: The Dial Press, Inc., 1968)
Helen Grace McMahon, Reuben E. Fenton, (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1939)
Alexander K. McClure, Abraham Lincoln and Men of War-Times, (Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press1996, originally published in 1892)
Ernest A. McKay, The Civil War and New York City, (New York: Syracuse University Press, 1990)
George T. McJimsey, Genteel Partisan: Manton Marble, (Philadelphia: John C. WInston, 1971)
Manton Marble, A Secret Chapter of Political History, (New York, 1877)
Memorial of Ira Harris (Albany: J. Munsell, 1876)
George Fort Milton, Abraham Lincoln and the Fifth Column, (New York: The Vanguard Press, 1942)
George Fort Milton, The Eve of Conflict, (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934)
Broadus Mitchel, Frederick Law Olmsted: A Critic of the Old South, (Baltimore: John Hopkins Press, 1924)
Stewart Mitchell, Horatio Seymour of New York, (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1938)
Wood Jerome Mushkat, Fernando Wood: A Political Biography, (Kent State University Press, 1990)
Jerome Mushkat, Tammany: The Evolution of a Political Machine, 1789-1865, (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1971)
Jerome Mushkat, Reconstruction of New York Democracy, (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1981)
Irene D. Neu, Erastus Corning: Merchant and Financier, (Ithaca, New York: Cornell, 1960)
Allan Nevins, The Emergence of Lincoln, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1950)
Allan Nevins, The War for the Union: The Improvised War, 1861-1862, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1859)
Allan Nevins, The War for the Union: War Becomes Revolution, 1862-1863, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1860)
Allan Nevins: The War for the Union: The Organized War to Victory, 1863-1864, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons )
Allan Nevins, The War for the Union: The Organized War to Victory, 1864-1865, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1871)
Allan Nevins, editor, Diary of the Civil War, 1860-1865: George Templeton, (New York: The MacMillan Company, 1962)
John Niven, Salmon P. Chase: A Biography, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995)
Charles Nordhoff, Reminiscences of Some Editors
Victor Francis O’Daniel, Archbishop John Hughes: American Envoy to France.
Henry Greenleaf Pearson, James S. Wadsworth of Geneseo: Brevet Major-General of United States Volunteers. (New York, 1913)
Harry Houston Peckham, Gotham Yankee: A Biography of William Cullen Bryant, (New York: Russell & Russell)
Mary Cortona Phelan, Manton Marble of the New York World, (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America, 1957)
Samuel A. Pleasants, Fernando Wood of New York, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1948)
Donald M. Potter, Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1942)
Isaac C. Pray, Memoirs of James Gordon Bennett and His Times.
James Garfield Randall, Lincoln the Liberal Statesman, (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company)
James A. Rawley, Edwin D. Morgan, 1811-1883: Merchant in Politics, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1955
Henry J. Raymond, “Extracts from the Journal of Henry J. Raymond, Scribner’s Monthly, Volume XX, June 1880), pp. 275-280.
Laura Wood Roper, FLO: A Biography of Frederick Law Olmsted, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973)
Charles J. Rosebault, When Dana Was the Sun: A Story of Personal Journals, (New York: Robert M. McBride & Company.)
Halford Ross Ryan, Henry Ward Beecher: Peripatetic Preacher, (New York: Greenwood Press)
Witold Rybczynski, A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century, (New York: Scribner, 1999 )
Carl Sandburg, The Prairie and the War Years, (New York: Galahad Books, 1864)
Victor Searcher, Lincoln’s Journey to Greatness, (Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1960)
Victor Searcher, The Farewell to Lincoln, (New York: Abingdon Press, CHECK)
N.A. Sherstone, Anecdotes of Henry Ward Beecher.
Don S. Seitz, The James Gordon Bennetts: Father and Son, (Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1928)
Don C. Seitz, Horace Greeley, Founder of the New York Tribune, (Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1926)
Don C. Seitz, Horace Greeley, Founder of the New York Tribune, p. 268-270 (from D.S. Alexander, Lyons Republican, August 3, 1921.
Frederick W. Seward, Seward at Washington as Senator and Secretary of State: A Memoir of His Life, with Selections from His Letters, 1861-1872, (New York, 1891)
Albert Shaw, Abraham Lincoln, (New York: The Review of Reviews Corp., 193)
Henry S. Stanton, Random Recollections, (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887)
John W. Starr, Jr., Lincoln and the Railroads, (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1927)
Louis M. Starr “James Gordon Bennett – Beneficent Rascal,” American Heritage, 6 (February 1955), pp. 32-37)
Lyman Beecher Stowe, Saints Sinners and Beechers, (Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1934)
Dr. James Sullivan, The History of New York State, (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1927)
W.A. Swanberg, Sickles the Incredible, (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1956)
Bruce Tap, “Amateurs at War: Abraham Lincoln and the Committee on the Conduct of the War,” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Volume 23, Number 2, Summer 2002,
Bruce Tap, Over Lincoln’s Shoulder, (Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1998)
Ida Tarbell, Life of Abraham Lincoln, Two Volumes (New York: Lincoln Memorial Association, 1900)
James M. Trietsch, The Printer and the Prince, (New York: Exposition Press, 1955)
Justin G. Turner and Linda Levitt Turner, editors, Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life and Letters, (New York: Fromm International Publishing Corp., 1987)
Glyndon Van Deusen, Thurlow Weed: Wizard of the Lobby, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1947)
Glyndon Van Deusen, William Henry Seward, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1967).
Daniel Van Pelt, Leslie’s History of Greater New York, Volume I (New York: Arkell Publishing Company)
William Henry Venable, Hiram Howard Barney, (1894)
Alexander J. Wall, Sketch of the Life of Horatio Seymour.
R. L. Watson, Jr. “Thurlow Weed, Political Boss, Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association, Volume XXXIX (October 1941), pp. 411-425).
Harriet A. Weed, editor, The Life of Thurlow Weed, Including His Autobiography, (Boston: 1883)
Gideon Welles, Diary of Gideon Welles, (Boston, 1911)
Gideon Welles, Lincoln and Seward, (Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press)
Irving Werstein July, 1863: The Incredible Story of the Bloody New York City Draft Riots, (New York: Julian Messner, Inc. 1957)
James Harrison Wilson, The Life of Charles A. Dana, (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1907)
William Frank Zornow, Lincoln & the Party Divided, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1954)