All primary sources for the research paper were found from a collection of editorials entitled Southern Editorials on Secession edited by Dwight L. Dumond.
Dumond, Dwight Lowell, ed. Southern Editorials on Secession. New York: The Century Co., 1931.
Bestor, Arthur. "State Sovereignty and Slavery: A Reinterpretation of Proslavery Constitutional Doctrine, 1846-1860." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, 54 (1961): 117-80.
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