ADAMS, John, 1735-1826


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Extended Bibliography

Adams, Charles Francis. The Life of John Adams. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1871.

Adams, John. The Adams Papers. Edited by Richard Ryerson, L.H. Butterfield, Marc Friedlander, et al. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1961.

___. Diary and Autobiography. 4 vols. Edited by Lyman H. Butterfield. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1961.

___.. Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams, During the Revolution. Edited by Charles F. Adams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1875.

___. John Adams Papers. Edited by Frank Donovan. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1965.

___. Legal Papers of John Adams. 3 vols. Edited by L. Kinvin Wroth and Hiller B. Zobel. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1965.

___. Letters from a Distinguished American: Twelve Essays by John Adams on American Foreign Policy, 1780. Compiled and edited by James H. Hutson. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978.

___. Statesman and Friend: Correspondence of John Adams with Benjamin Waterhouse, 1784-1822. Edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1927.

___. The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States. 10 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1850-1856.

___, Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams. 2 vols. Edited by Lester J. Cappon. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1959.

___, and Benjamin Rush. The Spur of Fame: Dialogues of John Adams and Benjamin Rush, 1805-1813. Edited by John A Schutz and Douglas Adair. San Marino, Calif.: Huntington Library, 1966.

Bailyn, Bernard. “Butterfield’s Adams." William and Mary Quarterly 19 (April 1962): 238-256.

Bowen, Catherine D. John Adams and the American Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown, 1950.

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

Chamberlain, Mellen. John Adams, the Statesman of the American Revolution: With Other Essays and Addresses, Historical and Literary. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1898.

Chinard, Gilbert. Honest John Adams. Boston: Little, Brown, 1933.

Cohen, I. Bernard. Science and the Founding Fathers: Science in the Political Thought of Jefferson, Franklin, Adams and Madison. New York: W.W. Norton, 1995.

Cranch, William. Memoir of the Life, Character, and Writings of John Adams; Read, March 16, 1827, in the Capitol, in the City of Washington, at the Request of The Columbian Institute, and Published by their Order. Washington: S.A. Elliot, Printer, 1827.

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

Ellis, Joseph J. Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams. New York: Norton, 1993.

Ferling, John E. Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

___. John Adams: A Life. 1992. Reprint, New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1996.

___. “An Office of Unprofitable Dignity." American History Illustrated 24 (March 1989): 12-23, 52.

Guerrero, Linda. “John Adams’ Vice Presidency, 1789-1797." Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1978.

Handler, Edward. America and Europe in the Political Thought of John Adams. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1964.

Haraszti, Zoltan. John Adams and the Prophets of Progress. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1952.

Howe, John R. The Changing Political Thought of John Adams. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1966.

Kunstler, William M. “John Adams." In his The Case for Courage, 46-81. New York: William Morrow, 1962.

Kurtz, Stephen G. “Political Science of John Adams." William and Mary Quarterly 25 (October 1968): 605-613.

McCullough, David. John Adams. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Miroff, Bruce. “John Adams: Merit, Fame, and Political Leadership." In his Icons of Democracy: American Leaders as Heroes, Aristocrats, Dissenters, and Democrats. New York: Basic Books, 1993.

Morse, John T. John Adams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884.

Myers, J. Jay. “John Adams: Atlas of Independence." In his The Revolutionists, 26-46. New York: Washington Square Press, 1971.

Padover, Saul K. “The American as Aristocrat: John Adams." In his The Genius of America: John Adams." In his The Genius of America: Men Whose Ideas Shaped Our Civilization, 43-54. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1960.

Ryerson, Richard A. “John Adams’ First Diplomatic Mission: Philadelphia 1774." Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings 95 (1983): 17-28.

Ryerson, Richard Alan, ed. John Adams and the Founding of the Republic. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society (Northeastern University Press), 2001.

Shepherd, Jack. The Adams Chronicles: Four Generations of Greatness. Boston: Little, Brown, 1975.

Smith, Page. John Adams. 1962. Reprint, Collector’s edition. Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1988.

Thompson, C. Bradley. John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty. Lawrence, Kans.: University Press of Kansas, 1998.

Umbreit, Kenneth B. “John Adams." In his Founding Fathers: Men Who Shaped Our Tradition, 104-161. Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat, 1969.

Weisberger, Bernard A. America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800. New York: William Morrow, 2000.

Wildman, Edwin. “John Adams: Who Devoted His Life to His Country." In his The Founders of America in the Days of the Revolution, 194-214. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries, 1968.

Young, Donald. “John Adams-Thomas Jefferson-Aaron Burr." In hisAmerican Roulette: The History and Dilemma of the Vice Presidency, 5-23. New York: Holt, Rindhart and Winston, 1965.