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Lecompton Constitution Bibliography

Image of and link to the Lecompton ConstitutionAbbott, Nehemiah. Kansas-Lecompton Constitution, and the President's Lecompton Message, Speech of Hon. Nehemiah Abbott of Maine, delivered in the U.S. House of Representatives, March 22, 1858, Washington, D.C., Buell & Blanchard, 1858.

Bancroft, George. New York Democratic Anti-Lecompton Meeting, Held Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1858, New York, John F. Trow, 1858.

Calhoun, John. "Statement of Gen. Calhoun Respecting the Kansas Election," Kansas Weekly Herald, Leavenworth, March 6, 1858.

Collins, Bruce W. "The Democrats' Electoral Fortunes During the Lecompton Crisis," Civil War History, Vol. 25, No. 4, December 1978.

Ellis, L. Ethan. "The Lecompton Constitution," Journal of the Rutgers University Library, Vol. 3, No. 2, June 1940.

Gartrell, L.J. In Defence of Slavery and the South, Speech given in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jan. 25, 1858, Washington, D.C., Towers, 1858.

Johannsen, Robert W. "The Lecompton Constitutional Convention: An Analysis of Its Membership," Kansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 3, Autumn 1957.

Kansas State Historical Society, compiler. "What Might Have Happened Had Lecompton Prevailed," Kansas Historical Collections, Vol. 10, Topeka, 1908.

Lane, James Henry. Gen. Lane's Answer to the President's Message, Lane spoke at a mass meeting held in the hall of the House of Representatives in Lawrence, Feb. 13, 1858.

"Names, Places of Birth, Residence, Professions and Politics of the Bogus Constitutional Convention at Lecompton," New York Daily Tribune, Nov. 19, 1857.

Image of a broadside announcing a public meeting about the Lecompton constitution"The Original Lecompton Constitution Returns to Kansas After 100 Years," Kansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 3, Autumn 1957.

Porter, Lorle A. "The Lecompton Issue in Knox County Politics: Division of the Democracy, 1858," Ohio History, Vol. 81, No. 3, Summer 1972.

Stampp, Kenneth. "Politics as Farce: The Lecompton Constitution," Chapt. 10 in  America in 1857, 266-294. New York: Oxford University press, 1990.

Stanton, Frederick. Democratic Protests Against the Lecompton Fraud, n.p., 1858.

Trow, Clifford. "The Lecompton Cospiracy", Master's Thesis, University of Colorado, 1958.

U.S. President [James Buchanan]. "Why He Supported the Lecompton Constitution," U.S. 36th Congress, 2nd Session, Ex. Doc. 1.