ADAMS, John Quincy, 1767-1848


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Adams, Charles Francis. “Remarks by the President, in Communicating a Letter from John Quincy Adams to Andrew Stevenson.” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2d ser. 19 (December 1905): 504-53.

___, ed. Memoirs of John Quincy Adams, Comprising Portions of his Diary from 1795 to 1848. 12 vols. 1874-1877. Reprint. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1969.

Adams, John Quincy. Dermot MacMorrogh, or The Conquest of Ireland. Boston: Carter, Hendee Co., 1832.

___. Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory. 2 vols. 1810. Reprint. New York: Russell Russell, 1962.

___. Letters from John Quincy Adams to his Constituents of the Twelfth Congressional District in Massachusetts. Boston: I. Knapp, 1837.

___. Letters on the Masonic Institution. Boston: T.R. Marvin, 1847.

___. Letters on Silesia, Written During a Tour Through That Country in the Years 1800, 1801. London: J. Budd, 1804.

___. The Lives of James Madison and James Monroe. Boston: Phillips, Sampson Co., 1850.

___. Parties in the United States. New York: Greenberg, 1941.

___. Poems of Religion and Society, by John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States...with Notices of His Life and Character, by John Davis and T. H. Benton. Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton Mulligan, 1854.

Allen, David Grayson, et al., eds. The Diary of John Quincy Adams. 2 vols. Adams Papers, Series I, Diaries. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Belknap Press, 1981.

Auer, J. Jeffery, and Jerald L. Banninga. “The Genesis of John Quincy Adams’ Lectures on Rhetoric and Oratory.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 49 (April 1963): 119-32.

Banninga, Jerald L. “John Quincy Adams’ Doctrine of Internal Improvement.” Central States Speech Journal 20 (Winter 1969): 286-93.

___. “John Quincy Adams on the Right of a Slave to Petition Congress.” Southern Speech Communication Journal 38 (Winter 1972): 151-63.

___. “John Quincy Adams on the War Powers of Congress.” Central States Speech Journal 19 (Summer 1968): 83-90.

Baron, Stephen Mark. “John Quincy Adams and the American Party System.” Ph.D. dissertation, Northern Illinois University, 1978.

Bates, Jack W. “John Quincy Adams and the Antislavery Movement.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California, 1953.

Bemis, Samuel Flagg. John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy. 1949. Reprint. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981.

___. John Quincy Adams and the Union. 1956. Reprint. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1980.

Callanan, Harold John. “The Political Economy of John Quincy Adams.” Ph.D. dissertation, Boston University Graduate School, 1975.

Clark, Bennett Champ. John Quincy Adams, “Old Man Eloquent.” Boston: Little, Brown, Co., 1932.

Cronin, John W., and W. Harvey Wise, Jr., eds. A Bibliography of John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Washington: Riverford Publishing Co., 1935.

East, Robert Abraham. John Quincy Adams: The Critical Years: 1785-1794. New York: Bookman Associates, 1962.

Falkner, Leonard. The President Who Wouldn’t Retire. New York: Coward-McCann, 1967.

Ford, Worthington C. “The Recall of John Quincy Adams in 1808.” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 45 (October 1911-June 1912): 354-75.

___, ed. Writings of John Quincy Adams. 7 vols. 1913-1917. Reprint. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968.

Frederick, David C. “John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Disappearance of the Right of Petition.” Law and History Review 9 (Spring 1991): 113-55.

Glick, Wendell. “The Best Possible World of John Quincy Adams.” New England Quarterly 37 (March 1964): 3-17.

Goodfellow, Donald M. “The First Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory.” New England Quarterly 19 (September 1946): 372-89.

Harrison, Lowell H. “ ‘Old Man Eloquent’ Takes the Floor.” American History Illustrated 13 (February 1979): 22-29.

Hecht, Marie B. John Quincy Adams: A Personal History of an Independent Man. New York: Macmillan Co., 1972.

Hennes, Bernard R. “John Quincy Adams: The Early Years, 1767-1817.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas at Austin, 1957.

Howe, Daniel Walker. “John Quincy Adams, Nonpartisan Politician.” The Political Culture of the American Whigs, pp. 43-68. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.

Illick, Joseph E. “John Quincy Adams: The Maternal Influence.” Journal of Psychohistory 4 (Fall 1976): 185-96.

Jones, Kenneth V., ed. John Quincy Adams, 1767-1848: Chronology, Documents, Bibliographical Aids. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1970.

Kennedy, John F. “John Quincy Adams.” In Profiles in Courage, pp. 31-51. 1956. Reprint. New York: Harper Brothers, 1961.

Koch, Adrienne, and William Peden, eds. The Selected Writings of John and John Quincy Adams. 1946. Reprint. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981.

LaFeber, Walter, ed. John Quincy Adams and American Continental Empire: Letters, Papers and Speeches. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1965.

Lewis, James E., Jr. John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 2001.

Lipsky, George A. John Quincy Adams, His Theory and Ideas. New York: Crowell, 1950.

MacLean, William Jerry. “John Quincy Adams and Reform.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1971.

___. “Othello Scorned: The Racial Thought of John Quincy Adams.” Journal of the Early Republic 4 (Summer 1984): 143-60.

Macoll, John Douglas. “Congressman John Quincy Adams, 1831-1833.” Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, 1973.

___. “Representative John Quincy Adams’s Compromise Tariff of 1832.” Capitol Studies 1 (Fall 1972): 41-58.

McLaughlin, Andrew C., ed. “Letters of John Quincy Adams to Alexander Hamilton Everett, 1811-1837.” American Historical Review 11 (October 1905): 88-116.

Miller, William Lee. Arguing About Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.

Morse, John Torrey, Jr. John Quincy Adams. 1898. Reprint, with new introduction by Lynn H. Parsons. New York: Chelsea House, 1980.

Musto, David F. “The Youth of John Quincy Adams.” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 113 (August 15, 1969): 269-82.

Nagel, Paul C. John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.

Nevins, Allan, ed. The Diary of John Quincy Adams, 1794-1845: American Diplomacy, and Political, Social, and Intellectual Life, from Washington to Polk. 1951. Reprint. New York: F. Ungar Publishing Co., 1969.

Owens, Patrick James. “John Quincy Adams and American Utilitarianism.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Notre Dame, 1976.

Parsons, Lynn H. “Censuring Old Man Eloquent: Foreign Policy and Disunion, 1842.” Capitol Studies 3 (Fall 1975): 89-106.

___. “ ‘A Perpetual Harrow Upon My Feelings’: John Quincy Adams and the American Indian.” New England Quarterly 46 (September 1973): 339-79.

___. John Quincy Adams. Madison, Wisc.: Madison House Publishers, Inc., 1998.

___, comp. John Quincy Adams: A Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Quincy, Josiah. Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. Boston: Phillips, Sampson Co., 1858.

Rahskopf, Horace G. “John Quincy Adams’ Theory and Practice of Public Speaking.” Ph.D. dissertation, State University of Iowa, 1932.

Remini, Robert. John Quincy Adams. New York: Times Books, 2002.

Richards, Leonard L. The Life and Times of Congressman John Quincy Adams. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Rodesch, Jerrold Clarence. “America and the Middle Ages: A Study in the Thought of John and John Quincy Adams.” Ph.D. dissertation, Rutgers University, 1971.

Seward, William Henry. Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States, with the Eulogy Delivered Before the Legislature of New York. 1849. Reprint. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1971.

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

___. Cannibals of the Heart: A Personal Biography of Louisa Catherine and John Quincy Adams. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1980.

Stenberg, R.R. “J.Q. Adams: Imperialist and Apostate.” Southwestern Social Science Quarterly 16 (March 1936): 37-49.

Tade, George T. “The Anti-Texas Address: John Quincy Adams’ Personal Filibuster.” Southern Speech Journal 30 (Spring 1965): 185-98.

Thompson, Robert R. “John Quincy Adams, Apostate: From ‘Outrageous Federalist’ to ‘Republican Exile,’ 1801-1809.” Journal of the Early Republic 11 (Summer 1991): 161-83.

U.S. Congress. Token of a Nation’s Sorrow. Addresses in the Congress of the United States, and Funeral Solemnities on the Death of John Quincy Adams. 30th Cong., 1st sess., 1847-1848. Washington: J. G.S. Gideon, 1848.