The Emancipation Proclamation: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010).
Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. (Paperback edition, 2004.)
Chapters in Books
“The Thirteenth Amendment,” in 1865: America Makes War and Peace in Lincoln’s
Final Year (Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press), 2015
“Liberté, Égalité, and Lincoln: French Readings of an American President,” in Richard
Carwardine and Jay Sexton, eds., The Global Lincoln (New York: Oxford
University Press, 2011), 95-106.
“Was Lincoln’s Constitution Color-Blind?,” in Thomas A. Horrocks, Harold Holzer, and
Frank J. Williams, eds., The Living Lincoln (Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois
University Press, 2011), 115-27.
“Citizenship and the Thirteenth Amendment: Understanding the Deafening Silence,” in
Alexander Tsesis, ed., The Promises of Liberty: The History and Contemporary
Relevance of the Thirteenth Amendment (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010).
“Did Emancipation Create American Citizens?: Abraham Lincoln’s View” (in Russian),
in Victoria Zhuravleva, ed., Abraham Lincoln: Lessons of History and the
Contemporary World (Moscow: Russian State University for the Humanities
“Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Fellow Citizens’—Before and After Emancipation,” in
William A. Blair and Karen Fisher Younger, eds., Lincoln’s
Proclamation: Emancipation Reconsidered (Chapel Hill: University of
North Carolina Press, 2009), 151-169.
“The Thirteenth Amendment Enacted,” in Harold Holzer and Sara Vaughn
Gabbard, eds., Lincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and
The Thirteenth Amendment (Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois
University Press, 2007).
“After Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln’s Black Dream,” in John Y. Simon,
Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel, eds., Lincoln Revisited (New York:
Fordham University Press, 2007)
“Slavery Reparations in Theory and Practice: Lincoln’s Approach,” in Brian
Dirck, ed., Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race
(DeKalb: Northern Illinois Univ. Press, 2007).
“Reconstruction as a Constitutional Crisis,” in Thomas J. Brown, ed.,
Reconstructions: New Directions in the History of Postbellum America
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).
“The World Will Forever Applaud: Emancipation,” in Aaron Sheehan-Dean, ed.,
The Struggle for a Vast Future: The American Civil War (Oxford, UK: Osprey, 2006).
“Emancipating the Constitution: Francis Lieber and the Theory of Amendment,”
in Charles R. Mack and Henry H. Lesesne, eds., Francis Lieber and the
Culture of the Mind (Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 2005).
“The Chase Court (1864-1873): Cautious Reconstruction,” in Christopher
Tomlins, ed., The United States Supreme Court: The Pursuit of Justice (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005).
“Bringing the Constitution Back In: Amendment, Innovation, and Popular Democracy during the Civil War Era,” in Meg Jacobs,
William Novak, and Julian Zelizer, eds., The Democratic Experiment: The Promise of
American Political History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003).
“The King’s Cure: Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery,” in Charles Hubbard, ed., Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency
(Mercer, Penn.: Mercer Univ. Press, 2004).
“Rutherford B. Hayes,” in Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer, eds., The Reader’s Companion to the American
Presidency. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
“Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Black Colonization,” in Thomas F. Schwartz, ed., “For a Vast Future Also”: Essays from the Journal of the
Abraham Lincoln Association. New York: Fordham University Press, 1999. (Reprint of article listed below
Refereed Journal Articles
“Spielberg’s Lincoln: The Great Emancipator Returns,” Journal of the Civil War Era, 3 (December 2013), 549-72.
“Imagining a Different Reconstruction Constitution,” Civil War History, 51 (December 2005), 416-26.
“‘The Deformed Child’: Slavery and the Election of 1864.” Civil War History, 47 (September 2001), 240-257.
“Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Black Colonization.” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, 14 (Summer 1993): 23-46.
Non-Refereed Journal Articles
“Emancipation—Then What?,” New York Times, “Disunion” series , January 15, 2013
“Hearts of Blackness: Reconsidering the Abolitionists—Again,” Reviews in American History, 32 (March 2004), 33-40.
“The Battle Over Gettysburg: What Lincoln Would Have Said about September 11, 2001.” Brown Alumni Magazine, 103 (Jan./Feb. 2003), 27.
“Recovered Memory of the Civil War,” Reviews in American History, 29 (Dec. 2001), 550-58.