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Lincoln's Cabinet: Edwin Stanton

Political Science and Lincoln Junkies, rejoice! A treasure trove of information awaits you.

Books and Book Chapters

  1. Edwin M. Stanton, the Inverted Pyramid, and Information Control. In The Civil War and the press [electronic resource] / David B. Sachsman, S. Kittrell Rushing, Debra Reddin van Tuyll, editors ; with Ryan P. Burkholder.
  2. Secretaries of War, Navy and Defense: Ensuring National Security.
  3. The Lincoln Assassination: The Evidence. (Available in Google Scholar) by William C Edwards and Edward Steers. The section that discusses Stanton's role in the immediate investigation, his ordering of a military tribunal, and his co-opting of the executive priviledge discussed in this book.
  4. In Memorium: Edwin McMasters Stanton. His Life and Work.
  5. U.S. Leadership in Wartime: Clashes, Controversy, and Compromise. by Spencer C Tucker, Ed.

USF Books

  1. Life and public services of Edwin M. Stanton by George C. Gorham, with portraits, maps, and facsimiles of important letters. E467.1.S8 G6
  2. Edwin McMasters Stanton, the autocrat of rebellion, emancipation, and reconstruction Frank Abial Flower ... E467.1.S8 F6  



Sample Primary Resources

Journal Articles

WestLaw Documents

    Fall, 1997
  2. 47 S.D. L. Rev. 85 (2002) To Preserve These Rights: The Constitution and National Emergencies; Bucklin, Steven J.

Articles you might want to request through ILL

    1. Donn Piatt. Edwin M Stanton II. North American Review. Vol # 355 Year 1886 Pages 540-548

  • Reminiscences of the Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Albert E. H. Johnson. Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., Vol. 13, (1910), pp. 69-97 (article consists of 30 pages) Published by: Historical Society of Washington, D.C. 
  • Beauregard, Erving E. "Edwin McMasters Stanton: Another Look." Lincoln Herald 97 (Fall 1995): 116–23.

Website and articles online

  1. Lincoln's Crackdown. Article in the Slate. concerning Habeus Corpus and other rights.
  2. Article in the NY Times, 1864, concerning the Draft.
  3. Edwin M Stanton: The Autocrat of Rebellion, Emancipation, and Reconstruction. Google Books