WEBSTER, Daniel, 1782-1852


Chicago Historical Society

Extended Bibliography

Adams, Samuel Hopkins. The Godlike Daniel. New York: Sears Publishing Co., 1930.

Alexander, Holmes Moss. The Famous Five. New York: Bookmailer, 1958.

Arntson, Paul, and Craig R. Smith. “The Seventh of March Address: A Mediating Influence.” Southern Speech Communication Journal 40 (Spring 1975): 288-301.

Banvard, Joseph. The American Statesman. Boston: Gould Lincoln, 1853. See also, Banvard, Daniel Webster: His Life and Public Services (1875 and 1895 eds).

Bartlett, Irving H. Daniel Webster. New York: W.W. Norton Co., 1978.

___. “Daniel Webster as a Symbolic Hero.” New England Quarterly 45 (December 1972): 484-507.

___. “The Double Character of Daniel Webster.” New England Journal of Public Policy 3 (Winter/Spring 1987): 39-50.

Baxter, Maurice G. One and Inseparable: Daniel Webster and the Union. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Belknap Press, 1984.

Belz, Herman. The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Union: Selected Documents. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2000.

Benson, Allan Louis. Daniel Webster. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp., 1929.

Birkner, Michael. “Daniel Webster and the Crisis of Union, 1850.” Historical New Hampshire 37 (Summer/Fall 1982): 151-73.

Boutwell, George Sewall. The Lawyer, the Statesman and the Soldier. New York: D. Appleton Co., 1887.

Brauer, Kinley J. “The Webster-Lawrence Feud: A Study in Politics and Ambitions.” Historian 29 (November 1966): 34-59.

Brent, Robert A. “Between Calhoun and Webster: Clay in 1850.” Southern Quarterly 8 (April 1970): 293-308.

___. “Tarnished Brass: A New Perspective on Daniel Webster.” Southern Quarterly 4 (October 1965): 41-52.

Brown, James Donnell. “Rhetorical Fantasy in the Webster-Calhoun Debate on the Revenue Collection Bill of 1833.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota, 1977.

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

___. “Webster-Jackson Movement for a Constitution and Union Party in 1833.” Mid-America 46 (July 1964): 147-71.

Brown, Thomas. “Daniel Webster: Conservative Whig.” In Politics and Statesmanship: Essays on the American Whig Party, pp. 49-92. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.

Carey, Robert Lincoln. Daniel Webster as an Economist. New York: AMS Press, 1966.

Current, Richard Nelson. Daniel Webster and the Rise of National Conservatism. Boston: Little, Brown Co., 1955.

Curtis, George Ticknor. The Last Years of Daniel Webster: A Monograph. New York: D. Appleton Co., 1878.

___. Life of Daniel Webster. 2 vols. New York: D. Appleton Co., 1870.

Dalzell, Robert F., Jr. Daniel Webster and the Trial of American Nationalism, 1843-1852. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1973.

Dubofsky, Melvyn. “Daniel Webster and the Whig Theory of Economic Growth: 1828-1848.” New England Quarterly 42 (December 1969): 551-72.

Duniway, Clyde A. “Daniel Webster and the West.” Minnesota History 9 (1928): 3-15.

Eichert, Magdalen. “A Consideration of the Interests Which Lay Behind the Attitudes of Benton, Clay, Webster, and Calhoun in the Development of Public Land Policy, 1830-1841.” Ph.D. dissertation, New York University, 1950.

Eisenstadt, Arthur A. “Daniel Webster and the Seventh of March.” Southern Speech Journal 20 (Winter 1954): 136-47.

Erickson, Paul D. “A Note on Daniel Webster’s ‘The Character of Washington’: The Messiah of Federalism.” Historical New Hampshire 37 (Summer/Fall 1982): 193-98.

___. The Poetry of Events: Daniel Webster’s Rhetoric of the Constitution and Union. New York: New York University Press, 1986.

Ericson, David F. “Daniel Webster’s Patriotic Community." In The Shaping of American Liberalism: The Debates Over Ratification and Slavery, pp.. 90-113. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Fields, Wayne. “The Reply to Hayne: Daniel Webster and the Rhetoric of Stewardship.” Political Theory 11 (February 1983): 5-28.

Fisher, Sydney George. The True Daniel Webster. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1911.

Foster, Herbert D. “Webster’s Seventh of March Speech and the Secession Movement, 1850.” American Historical Review 27 (January 1922): 245-70.

Foster, Thomas, comp. Eulogies Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States on the Life and Character of Hon. John C. Calhoun, of South Carolina, Hon. Henry Clay, of Kentucky, and Hon. Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts. Washington: Foster Cochran, 1853.

Frost, John. Life of Daniel Webster, the Statesman and the Patriot. Philadelphia: Lindsay Blakiston, 1853.

Fuess, Claude M. Daniel Webster. 2 vols. 1930. Reprint. New York: Da Capo Press, 1968.

Gustafson, Sandra M. “Daniel Webster and the Invention of Modern Liberty in the Atlantic World." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 116 (2007): 395-412.

Harvey, Peter. Reminiscences and Anecdotes of Daniel Webster. Boston: Little, Brown Co., 1877.

Johnson, Gerald W. America’s Silver Age: The Statecraft of Clay-Webster-Calhoun. New York: Harper Brothers, 1939.

Jones, Howard. “The Attempt to Impeach Daniel Webster.” Capitol Studies 3 (Fall 1975) 31-44.

Kennedy, Elijah Robinson. The Real Daniel Webster. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1924.

King, James C. “Daniel Webster and Westward Expansion.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Utah, 1952.

Knapp, Samuel Lorenzo. A Memoir of the Life of Daniel Webster. 1831. 2d ed. New York: J.S. Redfield, 1835.

Lanman, Charles. The Private Life of Daniel Webster. New York: Harper Brothers, 1852.

Lewis, H.H. Walker, ed. Speak for Yourself, Daniel: A Life of Webster in His Own Words. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1969.

Lodge, Henry Cabot. Daniel Webster. 1883. Reprint of 1899 ed. New York: AMS Press, 1972.

Lyman, Samuel P. Life and Memorials of Daniel Webster. 2 vols. in 1. New York: D. Appleton Co., 1858.

March, Charles W. Daniel Webster and His Contemporaries. 1850. 4th ed. New York: C. Scribner, 1859. Originally published as Reminiscences of Congress.

McCall, Samuel Walker. Daniel Webster. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1902.

McIntyre, J.W., ed. The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster. 18 vols. Boston: Little, Brown Co., 1903. Vol. 1 includes a reprint of Edward Everett’s Biographical Memoir of the Public Life of Daniel Webster (1851); vols. 17 and 18 reprint, with minor corrections, The Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster, edited by Fletcher Webster (1857).

McMaster, John Bach. Daniel Webster. New York: Century Co., 1902.

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

___. “Daniel Webster, Massachusetts Man.” New England Quarterly 39 (June 1966): 161-81.

Ogg, Frederic Austin. Daniel Webster. Philadelphia: G.W. Jacobs Co., 1914.

Parish, Peter J. “Daniel Webster, New England, and the West.”Journal of American History 54 (December 1967): 524-49.

Patterson, Lance. “The Battle of the Giants: Webster and Hayne: Orators at Odds.” American History Illustrated 17 (February 1983): 18-22.

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

___. “Webster and Slavery.” In Massachusetts and the New Nation, edited by Conrad Edick Wright, pp. 226-47. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1992.

Prince, Carl E., and Seth Taylor. “Daniel Webster, the Boston Associates, and the U.S. Government’s Role in the Industrializing Process, 1815-1830.” Journal of the Early Republic 2 (Fall 1982): 283-99.

Reed, Elizabeth Armstrong. Daniel Webster. Chicago: University Associations, 1899.

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

Sheidley, Harlow W. “The Webster-Hayne Debate: Recasting New England’s Sectionalism.” New England Quarterly 67 (March 1994): 5-29.

Shewmaker, Kenneth E. “ ‘Congress only can declare war’ and ‘the President is Commander in Chief’: Daniel Webster and the War Power.” Diplomatic History 12 (Fall 1988): 383-409.

___. “Daniel Webster and the Politics of Foreign Policy, 1850-1852." Journal of American History 63 (September 1976): 303-315.

___. “Forging the ‘Great Chain’: Daniel Webster and the Origins of American Foreign Policy toward East Asia and the Pacific, 1841-1852.” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 129 (September 1985): 225-59.

___. “‘This Unblessed War’: Daniel Webster’s Opposition to the War of 1812." Historical New Hampshire 53 (Spring/Summer 1998): 21-45.

___, ed. Daniel Webster: “The Completest Man.” Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1990.

Simpson, Brooks D. “Daniel Webster and the Cult of the Constitution.” Journal of American Culture 15 (Spring 1992): 15-23.

Smith, Craig R. Daniel Webster and the Oratory of Civil Religion. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2005.

___. “Daniel Webster’s July 17th Address: A Mediating Influence in the 1850 Compromise.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 71 (August 1985): 349-61.

___. Defender of the Union: The Oratory of Daniel Webster. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.

Smith, Thomas Joseph. “Daniel Webster, A Study in Nationalism.” Ph.D. dissertation, Fordham University, 1933.

Smyth, Clifford. Daniel Webster, Spokesman for the Union. New York: Funk Wagnalls Co., 1931.

Stevens, Kenneth R. “The Webster-Ingersoll Feud: Politics and Personality in the New Nation.” Historical New Hampshire 37 (Summer/Fall 1982): 174-92.

Szasz, Ferenc M. “Daniel Webster—Architect of America’s ‘Civil Religion’.” Historical New Hampshire 34 (Fall/Winter 1979): 223-43.

Teague, William J. “An Appeal to Reason: Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and Whig Presidential Politics, 1836-1848.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of North Texas, 1977.

U.S. Congress. Obituary Addresses on the Occasion of the Death of the Hon. Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts, Secretary of State for the United States. 32d Cong., 2d sess., 1852-1853. Washington: R. Armstrong, 1853.

Van Tyne, Claude H., ed. The Letters of Daniel Webster, from Documents Owned Principally by the New Hampshire Historical Society. 1902. Reprint. St. Clair Shores, MI: Scholarly Press, 1970.

Webster, Caroline Le Roy. "Mr. W. I”: Being the Authentic Diary of Caroline Le Roy Webster, During a Famous Journey with the Honorable Daniel Webster to Great Britain and Continent in the Year 1839. New York: I. Washburn, 1942.

Webster, Fletcher, ed. The Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster. 2 vols. Boston: Little, Brown Co., 1857.

Wheeler, Everett Pepperell. Daniel Webster, the Expounder of the Constitution. 1905. Reprint. Littleton, CO: F.B. Rothman, 1986.

Whipple, Edwin P., ed. The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster with an Essay on Daniel Webster as a Master of English Style. 1879. Reprint. Littleton CO: F.B. Rothman, 1993.

Wilson, Major L. “Of Time and the Union: Webster and His Critics in the Crisis of 1850.” Civil War History 14 (December 1968): 293-306.

Wiltse, Charles M., ed. Microfilm Edition of the Papers of Daniel Webster. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1971. 41 reels and guide.

Wiltse, Charles M., Harold D. Moser, et al., eds. The Papers of Daniel Webster. 15 vols. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1974-1989.