Listed below are a series of helpful sources for many of the topics discussed thus far on this website. They are broken up into categories for added convenience.
History of Charleston
Easter Shick, Nancy and Douglas K. Meyer. Pictorial Landscape History of Charleston, Illinois. (1985).
Easter Shick, Nancy. 'Round The Square: Life in Downtown Charleston, Illinois 1830-1998. (Charleston, Illinois: Easter-Chick Publishing, 1999).
Abraham Lincoln and the Debates
Coleman, Charles. Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, Illinois
Jaffa, Harry V. Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999).
Basso, Hamilton. Court House Square. (New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1936).
Price, Edward T. "The Central Courthouse Square in the American County Seat," Common Places: Readings in American Vernacular Architecture. Edited by Dell Upton and John Michael Vlach.
Reps, John W. The Making of Urban America. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965).
Upton, Dell. Architecture in the United States. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998).
Zucker, Paul. Town and Square. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1959).
The Study of Local History
Kammen, Carol. The Pursuit of Local History: Readings on Theory and Practice. (Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 1996).
Kammen, Carol. On Doing Local History: Reflections on What Local Historians Do, Why, and What It Means. (Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 1995).
The Charleston Riot
Charles H. Coleman Collection. Eastern Illinois University Archives. Charleston, Illinois.
Parkinson, John Scott. "Bloody Spring: The Charleston, Illinois, Riot and Copperhead Violence during the American Civil War." Dissertation. (Miami University, 1999).
Klement, Frank L. Copperheads in the Middle West. (Chicago, 1960).
Klement, Frank L. Lincoln Critics: The Copperheads of the North. (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Books, 1999).
Temple Wayne C. "Dennis F. Hanks Asked That a Relative be Pardoned," The Rail Splitter, v. 4(4): 7.
Tibbals, Richard K. "'There has been a serious disturbance at Charleston...': The 54th Illinois vs. the Copperheads," MI: Military Images, v. 21(1): 10-16.