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James Monroe Bibliography (1758 - 1831)

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Historical Context

Dangerfield, George. The Era of Good Feelings. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1952.

A classic book that won the Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize.

Sellers, Charles. The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Freehling, William W. The Road to Disunion: Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

White, Leonard D. The Jeffersonians: A Study in Administrative History, 1801-1829. New York: Macmillan Company, 1951.

The second book in White's trilogy on administrative history of the early Republic.

Monroe Papers and Memoirs

Hamilton, Stanislaus Murray, ed. The Writings of James Monroe. 7 vols. New York: G. P. Putman's Sons, 1898-1903.

Currently the best published source for Monroe papers.

Brown, Stuart G., and Donald G. Baker, eds. The Autobiography of James Monroe. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1959.

For a fuller discussion of Monroe primary sources, see Monroe's Public and Private Papers.

Monroe Biographies

Ammon, Harry. James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971.

The definitive Monroe biography.

Cresson, W. P. James Monroe. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1946.

Cunningham, Noble E. The Presidency of James Monroe. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1996.

From the American Presidency Series, a series dedicated to providing a consistent, scholarly treatment of each president. Coverage is limited to the years in office.

Monroe Administration and Advisors (1817-1825)

For cabinet members not listed below, please see: Grossman, Mark. Encyclopedia of the United States Cabinet. 3 vols. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2000.

John Quincy Adams (Secretary of State)

Bemis, Samuel Flagg. John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy. New York: Knopf, 1949.

Bemis, Samuel Flagg. John Quincy Adams and the Union. New York: Knopf, 1956.

A "classic" two volume biography of Adams. Volume one covers the Monroe administration.

Weeks, William. John Quincy Adams and American Global Empire. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1992.

Like volume one of Bemis, Weeks focuses on Adams as Secretary of State. Perhaps more critical of Adams than Bemis.

Parsons, Lynn Hudson. John Quincy Adams. Madison: Madison House, 1998.

A solid one-volume "life" of Adams.

Adams, Charles Francis, ed. Memoirs of John Quincy Adams, Comprising Portions of His Diary from 1795 to 1848. 12 vols. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1874-1877.

The best published version of Adams's Diary.

Ford, Worthington C., ed. Writings of John Quincy Adams. 7 vols. New York: Macmillan Company, 1913-1917.

A selective collection of Adams's papers, but Ford remains the best published source for Adams papers.

See Adams's online bibliography for more information on Adams and his Presidency.

For a fuller discussion of Adams primary sources, see Adams's Public and Private Papers.

John C. Calhoun (Secretary of War)

Wiltse, Charles M. John C. Calhoun, Nationalist, 1782-1828. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1944.

Wiltse, Charles M. John C. Calhoun, Nullifier, 1829-1839. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1949.

Wiltse, Charles M. John C. Calhoun, Sectionalist, 1840-1850. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951.

Wiltse is traditionally considered the standard "life" of Calhoun.

Niven, John John C. Calhoun and the Price of Union. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988.

A more recent challenge to Wiltse’s work.

Peterson, Merrill D. The Great Triumvirate: Webster, Clay and Calhoun. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

An overview of the three "big" Whigs.

Calhoun, John C. Papers of John C. Calhoun. 27 vols. Edited by Robert L. Meriwether, et al. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1959-2003.

The authoritative collection of Calhoun papers.

William H. Crawford (Secretary of the Treasury)

Mooney, Chase C. William H. Crawford, 1772-1834. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1974.

John Forsyth (U.S. Minister to Spain)

Duckett, Alvin. John Forsyth: Political Tactician. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1962.

Albert Gallatin (U.S. Minister to France)

Adams, Henry. Life of Albert Gallatin. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1879.

Still considered by many to be the best biography of Gallatin.

Walters, Ray. Albert Gallatin: Jeffersonian Financier and Diplomat. New York: Macmillan, 1957.

Adams, Henry, ed. The Writings of Albert Gallatin. 3 vols. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1879.

Remains the best published source for Gallatin's papers. A modern microfilm edition also exists.

John McLean (Postmaster General)

Weisenburger, Francis P. The Life of John McLean, a Politician on the United States Supreme Court. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 1937.

Elizabeth Monroe (First Lady)

Wootton, James E. Elizabeth Kortright Monroe. Charlottesville, Va.: Ash Lawn-Highland, 1987.

A thin volume, but the only biography available on Elizabeth Monroe.

Gould, Lewis L., ed. American First Ladies: Their Lives and their Legacy. New York: Routledge, 2001.

Contains essays on each First Lady from Martha Washington through Laura Bush.

Richard Rush (U.S. Minister to Great Britain)

Powell, J.H. Richard Rush: Republican Diplomat, 1780-1859. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1943.

Rush, Richard. Memoranda of a Residency at the Court of London, 1819-1825, Compromising Incidents Official and Personal from 1819-1825. 2 vols. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1845.

Samuel L. Southard (Secretary of the Navy)

Birkner, Michael. Samuel L. Southard: Jeffersonian Whig. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1984.

Daniel D. Tompkins (Vice President)

Irwin, Ray. Daniel D. Tompkins: Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States. New York: New York Historical Society, 1968.

William Wirt (Attorney General)

Kennedy, John P. Memoirs of the Life of William Wirt, Attorney General of the United States. Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1849.

Major Issues in the Monroe Administration

Foreign Relations (General)

Perkins, Bradford. The Creation of a Republican Empire, 1776-1865. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of Foreign Relations. A general survey of early U.S. foreign relations.

Varg, Paul. United States Foreign Relations, 1820-1860. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1979.

Dangerfield, George. The Awakening of American Nationalism, 1815-1828. New York: Harper and Row, 1965.

Monroe Doctrine

Perkins, Dexter. The Monroe Doctrine, 1823-1826. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1927.

Remains the standard work on the Monroe Doctrine.

May, Ernest. The Making of the Monroe Doctrine. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1975.

Argues that the Monroe Doctrine was issued to influence the coming presidential election.

Spain, Spanish Florida and Latin America

Brooks, Philip Coolidge. Diplomacy and the Borderland: The Adams-OnÌs Treaty of 1819. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1939.

Remini, Robert. Andrew Jackson & His Indian Wars. New York: Viking, 2001.

See Contemporaries below for more informationon Jackson.

Lynch, John. The Spanish-American Revolutions, 1808-1826. 2d ed. New York: Norton, 1986.

Whitaker, Arthur Preston. The United States and the Independence of Latin America, 1800-1830. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1941.

Griffin, Charles. The United States and the Disruption of the Spanish Empire, 1810-1822: A Study of the Relations of the United States with Spain and the Rebel Spanish Colonies. New York: Columbia University Press, 1937.

Warren, Harris Gaylord. The Sword Was Their Passport: A History of American Filibustering in the Mexican Revolution. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1943.

Manning, William R., ed. Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States Concerning the Independence of the Latin-American Nations. 3 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1925.

Great Britain / British North America

Perkins, Bradford. Castlereagh and Adams: England and the United States, 1812-1823. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1964.

The final book in a trilogy on Anglo-American relations in the early Republic.

Jones, Howard. To the Webster-Ashburton Treaty: A Study in Anglo-American Relations, 1783-1843. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1977.

Merk, Frederick. The Oregon Question: Essays in Anglo-American Diplomacy and Politics. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967.

Stuart, Reginald C. United States Expansionism and British North America, 1775-1871. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

Bourne, Kenneth. Britain and the Balance of Power in North America, 1815-1908. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967.

Manning, William R., ed. Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States: Canadian Relations, 1784-1860. 4 vols. Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1940-1945.

France

Blumenthal, Henry. A Reappraisal of Franco-American Relations, 1830-1871. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina PRess, 1959.

McLemore, Richard. Franco-American Diplomatic Relations, 1816-1836. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1941.

Russia (Including Alaska)

Saul, Norman E. Distant Friends: The United States and Russia, 1763-1867. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1992.

An overview of Russian-American relations in the early Republic.

Chevigny, Hector. Russian America: The Great Alaskan Venture, 1741-1867. New York: Viking Press, 1965.

Hutsuliak, Mykhailo. When Russia Was in America: The Alaska Boundary Treaty Negotiations, 1824-25, and the Role of Pierre de Poletica. Vancouver: Mitchell Press, 1971.

Kushner, Howard. Conflict on the Northwest Coast: American-Russian Rivalry in the Pacific Northwest, 1790-1867. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1975.

Greece

Pappas, Paul. The United States and the Greek War for Independence, 1821-1828. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.

Caribbean

Langley, Lester D. Struggle for the American Mediterranean: United States-European Rivalry in the Gulf-Caribbean, 1776-1904. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1976.

Logan, Rayford. The Diplomatic Relations of the United States with Haiti, 1776-1891. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1941.

Langley, Lester. The Cuban Policy of the United States: A Brief History. New York: Wiley, 1968.

Economics (Including the Panic of 1819)

McCoy, Drew. The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1980.

Hammond, Bray. Banks and Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957.

Rothbard, Murray. The Panic of 1819: Reactions and Policies. New York: Columbia University Press, 1962.

Taylor, George. The Transportation Revolution, 1815-1860. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1951.

North, Douglass. The Economic Growth of the United States, 1790-1860. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1961.

See Judicial Issues and Appointments for more in formation on McCulloch v. Maryland.

Tour of the Nation

Monroe, James. The Papers of James Monroe. Edited by Daniel Preston, et. al. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2003-.

Volume 1 of what will be the authoritative collection of Monroe Papers focuses on Monroe's tours of the nation.

Slavery

Berlin, Ira. Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.

An excellent overview of the institution of American Slavery.

Moore, Glover. The Missouri Controversy, 1819-1821. Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1967.

Remains the best work on the Missouri Compromise.

Soulsby, Hugh. The Right of Search and the Slave Trade in Anglo-American Relations, 1814-1862. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1933.

Robinson, Donald L. Slavery in the Structure of American Politics, 1765-1820. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971.

Beyan, Amos. The American Colonization Society and the Creation of the Liberian State: A Historical Perspective, 1822-1900. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1991.

Staudenraus, P.J. The African Colonization Movement, 1816-1865. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961.

Indian Affairs

Prucha, Francis Paul. The Great Father: The United States Government and the American Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984.

General survey of United States Indian policy from one of the leading scholars on the subject.

Prucha, Francis Paul. American Indian Policy in the Formative Years: The Indian Trade and Intercourse Acts, 1790-1834. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1962.

Examines the Trade and Intercourse Acts originally established by Washington and Henry Knox that ultimately were never enforced.

Prucha, Francis Paul. American Indian Treaties: The History of a Political Anomaly. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

See Remini under Spain, Spanish Florida, and Latin America for Andrew Jackson's Florida Raid.

Frontier / Land Policies

Labbe, Dolores Egger, ed. The Louisiana Purchase and Its Aftermath, 1800-1830. Lafayette: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1998.

Rohrbough, Malcolm J. The Trans-Appalachian Frontier: People, Societies, and Institutions, 1775-1850. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

An overview of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier.

Rohrbough, Malcolm. The Land Office Business: The Settlement and Administration of the Public Lands, 1789-1837. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Judicial Issues and Appointments

Gunther, Gerald, ed. John Marshall's Defense of McCulloch v. Maryland. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1969.

Essays and arguments from Marshall and others involved in the McCulloch v. Maryland case.

For more information on McCulloch v. Maryland see Newmyer under John Marshall below.

Hall, Timothy L. Supreme Court Justices: A Biographical Dictionary. New York: Facts on File, 2001.

Abraham, Henry J. Justices, Presidents, and Senators: A History of the U.S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Clinton. Rev. ed. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.

Hall and Abraham cover Monroe's appointment of Smith Thompson to the Supreme Court.

Politics and Political Parties

Livermore, Shaw. The Twilight of Federalism: The Disintegration of the Federalist Party, 1815-1830. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1962.

Risjord, Norman. The Old Republicans: Southern Conservatism in the Age of Jefferson. New York: Columbia University Press, 1965.

Young, James Sterling. The Washington Community, 1800-1828. New York: Columbia University Press, 1966.

Hofstadter, Richard. The Idea of a Party System: The Rise of Legitimate Opposition in the United States, 1780-1840. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr., ed. History of U.S. Political Parties. 5 vols. New York: Chelsea House, 2002.

Brief essays on Political Parties from the Federalists to the 1992-2001 Reform party.

Elections

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr., ed. History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-1968. 4 vols. New York: Chelsea House, 1971.

Includes brief essays, statistics and relevant documents on each presidential election from 1789 to 1968.

Contemporaries

John Adams (Former President)

Smith, Page. John Adams. 2 vols. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1962.

The definitive Adams biography, with the caveat that Ferling below had greater access to the Adams Family Papers.

Ferling, John. John Adams: A Life. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1992.

A more recent, very readable one-volume study of Adams.

Diggins, John Patrick. John Adams. New York: Times Books, 2003.

From the American Presidents Series, a project dedicated to producing brief biographical treatments of each U.S. President. The volumes are typically less than 200 pages. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. serves as Series Editor.

Brown, Ralph. The Presidency of John Adams. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1975.

From the American Presidency Series, a series dedicated to providing a consistent, scholarly treatment of each president. Coverage is limited to the years in office.

Taylor, Robert J., et. al., eds. Papers of John Adams. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1977-.

The authoritative collection of Adams Papers. Publication is ongoing.

Butterfield, L. H., et. al., eds. Diary and Autobiography of John Adams. 4 vols. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1961.

The authoritative edition of Adams's diary and autobiography.

Adams, Charles Francis, ed. The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States. 10 vols. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1850-1856.

As editor, Charles Francis Adams (John Adams's grandson) introduces inevitable bias to this collection; however, his edition remains the best published source for Adams papers still unpublished by the Adams Papers project above.

Butterfield, Lyman H., et. al., eds. The Adams Family Correspondence. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1963-.

The authoritative edition of the Adams family's correspondence. Includes correspondence from John, Abigail, and John Quincy.

For a fuller discussion of Adams primary sources, see Adams's Public and Private Papers.

See Adams's online bibliography for more information on Adams and his Presidency.

James Barbour (Senator)

Lowery, Charles. James Barbour, A Jeffersonian Republican. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1984.

James A. Bayard (Federalist; Congressman)

Borden, Morton. The Federalism of James A. Bayard. New York: Columbia University Press, 1955.

Donnan, Elizabeth, ed. Papers of James A. Bayard, 1796-1815. 1915. Reprint, Da Capo Press, 1971.

Aaron Burr (Former Vice President)

Lomask, Milton. Aaron Burr. 2 vols. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1979-1982.

Kline, Mary-Jo, et. al., eds. Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr. 2 vols. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983.

Henry Clay (U.S. Senator)

Remini, Robert V. Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union. New York: Norton, 1991.

Hopkins, James F., et. al., eds. The Papers of Henry Clay. 11 vols. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1959-1992.

The authoritative collection of Clay Papers.

See Peterson under Calhoun.

Andrew Jackson (General; Governor of the Florida Territory)

Remini, Robert V. Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Empire, 1767-1821. New York: Harper & Row, 1977.

Remini, Robert V. Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832. New York: Harper & Row, 1981.

Remini, Robert V. Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845. New York: Harper & Row, 1984.

The definitive Jackson biography.

Jackson, Andrew. Papers of Andrew Jackson. Edited by Sam B. Smith, et al. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1980-.

The authoritative collection of Jackson papers. Publication is ongoing.

Thomas Jefferson (Former President)

Malone, Dumas. Jefferson and His Time. 6 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1948-1981.

The monumental biography of Jefferson.

Peterson, Merrill. Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.

Considered by many to be the best one-volume treatment of Jefferson. Like Malone above, a favorable portrait of Jefferson.

Cunningham, Noble E. The Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson. Baton Rouge, 1987.

Much shorter than Peterson, but still an excellent one-volume biography.

McDonald, Forrest. The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1976.

From the American Presidency Series, a series dedicated to providing a consistent, scholarly treatment of each president. Coverage is limited to the years in office.

Appleby, Joyce. Thomas Jefferson. New York: Times Books, 2003.

 

From the American Presidents Series, a project dedicated to producing brief biographical treatments of each U.S. President. The volumes are typically less than 200 pages. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. serves as Series Editor.

Boyd, Julian, et. al., eds. Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950-.

The authoritative collection of Jefferson Papers. Publication is ongoing. To date, 30 volumes have been published.

Lipscomb, Andrew A. and Bergh, Albert E., eds. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. 20 vols. Washington, D.C.: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1903-1904.

Ford, Paul Leicester, ed. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. 10 vols. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1892-1899.

Lipscomb and Ford are the best published sources for Jefferson papers yet to be published by the Princeton project.

See Jefferson's online bibliography for more information on Jefferson and his Presidency.

For a fuller discussion of Jefferson primary sources, see Jefferson's Public and Private Papers.

Rufus King (Federalist Candidate for President in 1816; Senator)

Ernst, Robert. Rufus King: American Federalist. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1968.

James Madison (Former President)

Brant, Irving. James Madison. 6 vols. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1941-1961.

The monumental multi-volume biography of Madison.

Ketcham, Ralph L. James Madison: A Biography. New York: Macmillan, 1971.

Considered by many to be the best one-volume biography of Madison.

Rutland, Robert Allen. The Presidency of James Madison. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1990.

From the American Presidency Series, a series dedicated to providing a consistent, scholarly treatment of each president. Coverage is limited to the years in office.

Wills, Gary. James Madison. New York: Times Books, 2002.

From the American Presidents Series, a project dedicated to producing brief biographical treatments of each U.S. President. The volumes are typically less than 200 pages. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. serves as Series Editor.

McCoy, Drew. The Last of the Fathers: James Madison and the Republican Legacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969.

McCoy's focus is Madison's retirement years.

Hutchinson, William T., et. al., eds. The Papers of James Madison. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1962-.

The authoritative collection of Madison papers. Publication is ongoing.

Hunt, Gaillard, ed. The Writings of James Madison. 9 vols. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900-1910.

Hunt is the best published source for Madison papers yet to be published by the University of Virginia project.

Smith, James Morton, ed. The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, 1776-1826. 3 vols. New York: Norton, 1995.

Adair, Douglass, ed. "Madison's Autobiography." William and Mary Quarterly 2 (1945).

See Madison's online bibliography for more information on Madison and his Presidency.

For a fuller discussion of Madison primary sources, see Madison's Public and Private Papers.

John Marshall (Chief Justice)

Smith, Jean Edward. John Marshall: Definer of a Nation. New York: H. Holt and Co., 1996.

Newmyer, Kent. John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Court. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001.

Beveridge, Albert J. The Life of John Marshall. 4 vols. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916-1919.

A "classic," laudatory biography of Marshall.

Johnson, Herbert A., et. al., eds. The Papers of John Marshall. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1974-.

The authoritative collection of Marshall papers. Publication is ongoing.

Louis McLane (Republican; Congressman)

Munroe, John A. Louis McLane: Federalist and Jacksonian. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1973.

Harrison Gray Otis (Statesman)

Morison, Samuel Eliot. Harrison Gray Otis, 1765-1848: The Urbane Federalist. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1969.

Timothy Pickering (Federalist; Congressman)

Clarfield, Gerard H. Timothy Pickering and the American Republic. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980.

A general biography of Pickering.

Pickering, Octavius, and Charles Wentworth Upham, eds. The Life of Timothy Pickering. 4 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1867-1873.

The most complete published source for Pickering correspondence. The collection of Pickering papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society is available of microfilm.

Samuel Smith (Republican; Senator)

Cassell, Frank A. Merchant Congressman in the Young Republic: Samuel Smith of Maryland, 1752-1839. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1971.

Martin Van Buren (Senator)

Remini, Robert. Martin Van Buren and the Making of the Democratic Party. New York: Columbia University Press, 1959.

Cole, Donald B. Martin Van Buren and the American Political System. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.

Niven, John. Martin Van Buren: The Romantic Age of American Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.

Cole and Niven are considered the two standard biographies of Van Buren.

Daniel Webster (Statesman)

Remini, Robert V. Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time. New York: Norton, 1997.

The new standard Webster biography.

Brown, Norman D. Daniel Webster and the Politics of Availability. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1969.

Nathans, Sydney Daniel Webster and Jacksonian Democracy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973.

See Peterson under Calhoun.

Webster, Daniel. Papers of Daniel Webster. 14 vols. Edited by Charles M. Wiltse, et al. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England. 1974-1989.

The authoritative collection of Webster papers.

Recent Publications

Bibliographies

Ammon, Harry, ed. James Monroe: A Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Meckler, 1991.

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