BORAH, William Edgar, 1865-1940



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Extended Bibliography

Ashby, [Darrell] LeRoy. The Spearless Leader: Senator Borah and the Progressive Movement in the 1920’s. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1972.

___. “William E. Borah and the Politics of Constitutionalism.” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 58 (July 1967): 119-29.

Berger, Henry W. “Laissez Faire for Latin America, Borah Defines the Monroe Doctrine.” Idaho Yesterdays 9 (Summer 1965): 10-17.

Berman, Averill J. “Senator William Edgar Borah: A Study in Historical Agreements and Contradictions.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California, 1955.

Borah, Mary. Elephants and Donkeys: The Memoirs of Mary Borah as Told to Mary Louise Perrine. Moscow: University Press of Idaho, 1976.

Borah, William Edgar. American Problems: A Selection of Speeches and Prophecies. Edited by Horace Green. 1924. Reprint. St. Clair Shores, MI: Scholarly Press, 1970.

Braden, Waldo W. “William E. Borah’s Years in Kansas in the 1880s.” Kansas Historical Quarterly 15 (November 1947): 360-67.

Brune, Lester H. “Borah and the Airplanes.” Idaho Yesterdays 12 (Spring 1968): 22-24.

Burke, Robert E. “Hiram Johnson’s Impressions of William E. Borah.” Idaho Yesterdays 17 (Spring 1973): 2-11.

Church, Frank. “Borah the Statesman.” Idaho Yesterdays 9 (Summer 1965): 2-9.

Cooper, John M., Jr. “William E. Borah, Political Thespian.” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 56 (October 1965): 145-53. Comments by Claudius O. Johnson and Merle W. Wells, and Cooper’s reply, follow on pp. 153-58.

DeBenedetti, Charles. “Borah and the Kellogg-Briand Pact.” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 63 (January 1972): 22-29.

Godfrey, Donald G., and Val E. Limburg. “The Rogue Elephant of Radio Legislation: Senator William E. Borah." Journalism Quarterly 67 (Spring 1990): 214-224.

Griffith, Will. “Senator at Large—William E. Borah.” In Idols of Egypt, edited by Will Griffith, pp. 61-76. Carbondale, IL: Egypt Book House, 1947.

Grover, David. “Borah and the Haywood Trial.” Pacific Historical Review 32 (February 1963): 65-77.

Hewes, James E., Jr. “William E. Borah and the Image of Isolation.” Ph.D. dissertation, Yale University, 1955.

Hill, Thomas Michael. “The Senate Leadership and International Policy from Lodge to Vandenberg.” Ph.D. dissertation, Washington University, 1970.

Horowitz, David A. “Senator Borah’s Crusade to Save Small Business from the New Deal.” Historian 55 (Summer 1993): 693-708.

Johnson, Claudius O. Borah of Idaho. 1936. Reprint, with new introduction. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1967.

___. “When William E. Borah Was Defeated for the United States Senate.” Pacific Historical Review 12 (June 1943): 125-38.

___. “William E. Borah: the People’s Choice.” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 44 (January 1953): 15-22.

Kneeshaw, Stephen John. “Borah and the Outlawry of War: Another Look.” Idaho Yesterdays 27 (Spring 1983): 2-10.

Maddox, Robert J. “Borah and the Battleships.” Idaho Yesterdays 9 (Summer 1965): 20-27.

___. William E. Borah and American Foreign Policy. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1970.

___. “William E. Borah and the Crusade to Outlaw War.” Historian 29 (February 1967): 200-220.

McKenna, Marian C. Borah. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1961.

Pinckney, Orde S. “Lion Triumphant.” Idaho Yesterdays 3 (Summer 1959): 12-15, 18-24.

___. “William E. Borah: Critic of American Foreign Policy.” Studies on the Left 1 (1960): 48-61.

___. “William E. Borah and the Republican Party, 1932-1940.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 1958.

Toth, Charles W. “Isolationism and the Emergence of Borah: An Appeal to American Tradition.” Western Political Quarterly 14 (June 1961): 555-68.

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of William Edgar Borah, Late a Senator from Idaho. 76th Cong., 3d sess., 1940. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1941.

Vinson, John Chalmers. William E. Borah and the Outlawry of War. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1957.

Weinberger, James M. “The British on Borah: Foreign Office and Embassy Attitudes Toward Idaho’s Senior Senator, 1935-1940.” Idaho Yesterdays 25 (Fall 1981): 2-14.