- The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History by Dolores Hayden
- Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America by Erika Doss
- Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory by Andrea Huyssen
- Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape by Kirk Savage
- No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice by Karen L. Cox
- The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory by Adam Domby
- On The Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-First Century by Sherrilyn Ifill
- Memory in Black and White: Race, Commemoration, and the Post-Bellum Landscape by Paul A Shackel
The Emancipation Group Research Bibliography
- Ball, Thomas. My Threescore Years and Ten: An Autobiography. Boston: Roberts, 1892: esp. pp. 252-253, 281-290.
- Douglass, Frederick. “Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln.” April 14, 1876.
- Eliot, William Greenleaf. The Story of Archer Alexander: from Slavery to Freedom. Westport: Negro Universities Press, 1970 .
- Wilson, Joseph Thomas. Emancipation: Its Course and Progress from 1481 B.C. to 1875 A.D. (Hampton: Normal School Steam Power Press Print, 1882)
- “Boston’s Crusade Against Slavery.” Harvard University. Online exhibition (2018). Catalog entry.
- Braddock, Alan. “Eakins, Race, and Ethnographic Ambivalence.” Winterthur Portfolio vol. 33, no. 2/3 (Summer-Autumn 1998): 135-161.
- Craven, Wayne. “Thomas Ball and the Emancipation Group.” Elvehjem Art Center Bulletin 1976-1977. (1977): 43-53.
- Harnish, Katherine B. “Spotlight Essay: Thomas Ball.” Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.
- Hatt, Michael. “’Making a Man of Him’: Masculinity and the Black Body in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture,” in Race-ing Art History: Critical Readings in Race and Art History. Edited by Kymberly N. Pinder. New York: Routledge, 2002: 191-213.
- Holzer, Harold. “Picturing Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation in Art Iconography, and Memory,” in The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views. Louisiana State University Press, 2006.
- Kinsey, Joni L. Catalog entry in A Gallery of Modern Art at Washington University in St. Louis. Edited by Jane E. Neidhardt. St. Louis: Washington University Gallery of Art, 1994.
- A Marvellous Repose: American Neo-Classical Sculpture, 1825-1876. Hirschl & Adler Galleries, 1997: 43.
- Nelson, Charmaine A. “Male or Man? The Politics of Emancipation in the Neoclassical Imaginary,” in A Companion to American Art. Edited by John Davis, Jennifer A. Greenhill, and Jason D. LaFountain. John Wiley & Sons, 2015.
- Otten, Liam. “Of friendship and freedom,” The Source. May 6, 2016.
- Rechtenwald, Miranda. “The Life of Archer Alexander: A Story of Freedom.” The Confluence (Fall/Winter 2014): 55-59.
- Savage, Kirk. “The Black Man at Lincoln’s Feet: Archer Alexander and the problem of emancipation,” Ideas Blog, July 12, 2020.
- “Molding Emancipation: John Quincy Adams Ward’s “The Freedman” and the Meaning of the Civil War.” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies vol. 27, no. 1, Terrain of Freedom: American Art and the Civil War (2001): 26-39, 101.
- Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.
- Thomas, Joseph M. “The Post-Abolitionist’s Narrative: William Greenleaf Eliot’s The Story of Archer Alexander.” The New England Quarterly vol. 73, no. 3 (September 2000): 463-481.