CALHOUN, John Caldwell, 1782-1850


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Extended Bibliography

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

Ames, Herman V. John C. Calhoun and the Secession Movement of 1850. 1918. Reprint. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1971. Originally published in Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society for April, 1918.

Anderson, James L., and W. Edwin Hemphill. “The 1843 Biography of John C. Calhoun: Was R.M.T. Hunter Its Author?” Journal of Southern History 38 (August 1972): 469-74.

Anderson, John M., ed. Calhoun: Basic Documents. State College, PA: Bald Eagle Press, 1952.

Atwell, Priscilla Ann. “Freedom and Diversity: Continuity in the Political Tradition of Thomas Jefferson and John C. Calhoun.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1967.

Bancroft, Frederic. Calhoun and the South Carolina Nullification Movement. 1928. Reprint. Gloucester, MA: P. Smith, 1966.

Bartlett, Irving J. John C. Calhoun: A Biography. New York: W.W. Norton Co., 1993.

Bates, Mary. The Private Life of John C. Calhoun. Charleston, SC: Walker, Richards Co., 1852.

Boller, Paul F., Jr. “Calhoun on Liberty.” South Atlantic Quarterly 66 (Summer 1967): 395-408.

Boucher, Chauncy S., and Robert Preston Brooks, eds. “Correspondence Addressed to John C. Calhoun, 1837-1849.” In Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1929, vol. 2, pp. 125-570. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1930.

Brasington, George F. “Jackson, Calhoun, and State Rights.” Emory University Quarterly 15 (October 1959): 168-75.

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

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

Bundy, Judy. “John C. Calhoun’s Reflections on ‘Federalist’ No. Ten: The Concurrent Majority as a Foundation for American Pluralist Theory.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Houston, 1987.

Calhoun, John C. [R.M.T.Hunter, presumed author]. Life of John C. Calhoun, Presenting a Condensed History of Political Events from 1811 to 1843. New York: Harper Brothers, 1843.

Capers, Gerald M. John C. Calhoun, Opportunist: A Reappraisal. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1960.

___. “A Reconsideration of John C. Calhoun’s Transition from Nationalism to Nullification.” Journal of Southern History 14 (February-November 1948): 34-48. Reprinted in Thomas, John C. Calhoun: A Profile.

Cheek, H. Lee, Jr. Calhoun and Popular Rule: The Political Theory of the Disquisition and Discourse. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2001.

___. “Calhoun and His Critics.” Telos 118 (Winter 2000): 59-76.

___, ed. John C. Calhoun: Selected Writings and Speeches. Lanham, Md.: Nationa.l Book Network, 2003.

Clarke, James D. “Calhoun and the Concept of ‘Reactionary Enlightenment’: An Examination of the Disquisition on Government.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Keele, 1982.

Coit, Margaret L. John C. Calhoun: American Portrait. 1950. Reprint, with new introduction by Clyde N. Wilson. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1991.

___, ed. John C. Calhoun. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1970.

Crall, Richard K., ed. The Works of John C. Calhoun. 6 vols. 1851-1856. Reprint. New York: Russell Russell, 1968. Calhoun’s A Disquisition on Government and A Discourse on the Constitution of the United States are reprinted in vol. 1.

Current, Richard N. John C. Calhoun. New York: Washington Square Press, 1963.

___. “John C. Calhoun, Philosopher of Reaction.” Antioch Review 3 (Summer 1943): 223-34. Reprinted in Thomas, John C. Calhoun: A Profile.

Dillenbeck, Bruce L. “The Decade After Moses: The Political Legacy of John C. Calhoun.” Ph.D. dissertation, Florida State University, 1990.

Dodd, William E. “John C. Calhoun.” In Statesmen of the Old South; or, From Radicalism to Conservative Revolt, pp. 91-167. New York: Macmillan Co., 1911.

Donoghue, Francis John. “The Economic and Social Policies of John C. Calhoun.” Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 1969.

Drucker, Peter F. “A Key to American Politics: Calhoun’s Pluralism.” Review of Politics 10 (1948): 412-26. Reprinted in Thomas, John C. Calhoun: A Profile.

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.

___. “John C. Calhoun’s Land Policy of Cession.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 55 (October 1954): 198-209.

Erickson, David F. “John C. Calhoun, South Carolina, and the Union.” In The Shaping of American Liberalism: The Debates Over Ratification, Nullification, and Slavery, pp. 75-89. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Ewing, Gretchen Garst. “Duff Green, John C. Calhoun, and the Election of 1828.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 79 (April 1978): 126-37.

Ford, Lacy K., Jr. “Inventing the Concurrent Majority: Madison, Calhoun, and the Problem of Majoritarianism in American Thought.” Journal of Southern History 60 (February 1994): 19-58.

___. “Republican Ideology in a Slave Society: The Political Economy of John C. Calhoun.” Journal of Southern History 54 (August 1988): 405-24.

Foster, Thomas, and George Cochran, comps. 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.

Freehling, William W. “Spoilsmen and Interests in the Thought and Career of John C. Calhoun.” Journal of American History 52 (July 1965): 25-42. Reprinted in Thomas, John C. Calhoun: A Profile.

Garson, Robert A. “Proslavery as Political Theory: The Examples of John C. Calhoun and George Fitzhugh.” South Atlantic Quarterly 84 (Spring 1985): 197-212.

Harp, Gillis J. “Taylor, Calhoun, and the Decline of a Theory of Political Disharmony.” Journal of the History of Ideas 46 (January-March 1985): 107-20.

Harris, J. William. “Last of the Classical Republicans: An Interpretation of John C. Calhoun.” Civil War History 30 (September 1984): 255-67.

Harrison, Lowell H. “ ‘A Cast-Iron Man’: John C. Calhoun.” American History Illustrated 9 (February 1975): 4-9, 43-49.

Heckscher, Gunnar. “Calhoun’s Idea of ‘Concurrent Majority’ and the Constitutional Theory of Hegel.” American Political Science Review 33 (August 1939): 585-90.

Hill, C. William. “Contrasting Themes in the Political Theories of Jefferson, Calhoun, and John Taylor of Caroline.” Publius 6 (Summer 1976): 73-91.

Hizer, Trenton E. “John C. Calhoun’s Early Nationalism.” Master’s thesis, University of South Carolina, 1990.

Hofstadter, Richard. “John C. Calhoun: The Marx of the Master Class.” In The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It, pp. 86-117. 1948. Reprint. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973.

Holst, Hermann E. von. John C. Calhoun. 1882. Reprint with new introduction by Clyde N. Wilson. New York: Chelsea House, 1980.

Hunt, Gaillard. John C. Calhoun. Philadelphia: G.W. Jacobs Co., 1908.

Jameson, J. Franklin, ed. “Correspondence of John C. Calhoun.” In Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1899, vol. 2. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900.

Jeffrey, Robert Campbell, Jr. “The Thought of John C. Calhoun: The Key to the Liberal Critique of American Politics.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Dallas, 1985.

Jenkins, John Stilwell. The Life of John Caldwell Calhoun. Auburn, NY: J.M. Alden, 1850.

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

Kateb, George. “The Majority Principle: Calhoun and His Antecedents.” Political Science Quarterly 84 (December 1969): 583-605.

Lander, Ernest McPherson, Jr. “The Calhoun-Preston Feud, 1836-1842.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 59 (January 1958): 24-37.

___. Reluctant Imperialists: Calhoun, the South Carolinians, and the Mexican War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980.

Lence, Ross M., ed. Union and Liberty: The Political Philosophy of John C. Calhoun. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1992.

Lerner, Ralph. “Calhoun’s New Science of Politics.” American Political Science Review 57 (December 1963): 918-32. Reprinted in Thomas, John C. Calhoun: A Profile.

Lindsey, David. Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun. Woodbury, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, 1973.

Maier, Pauline. “The Road Not Taken: Nullification, John C. Calhoun, and the Revolutionary Tradition in South Carolina.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 82 (January 1981): 1-19.

Marmor, Theodore R. “Anti-Industrialism and the Old South: The Agrarian Perspective of John C. Calhoun.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 9 (July 1967): 377-406.

___. The Career of John C. Calhoun: Politician, Social Critic, Political Philosopher. New York: Garland Publishing, 1988.

Meigs, William Montgomery. The Life of John Caldwell Calhoun. 2 vols. 1917. Reprint. New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.

Meriwether, Robert M., W. Edwin Hemphill, Clyde N. Wilson, Shirley Bright Cook, et al., eds. The Papers of John C. Calhoun. 28 vols. to date. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1959-.

Moore, Frederick W., ed. “Calhoun as Seen by His Political Friends: Letters of Duff Green, Dixon H. Lewis, Richard K. Cralle1 During the Period from 1831 to 1848.” Publications of the Southern History Association 7 (May 1903): 159-69; (July 1903): 269-91; (September 1903): 353-61; (November 1903): 419-26.

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

Ogburn, Charlton. “The Constitutional Principles of John C. Calhoun.” Journal of Public Law 2 (Fall 1953): 303-13.

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

Pinckney, Gustavus M. Life of John C. Calhoun. Charleston, SC: Walker, Evans Cogswell, 1903.

Putterman, Theodore L. “Calhoun’s Realism?” History of Political Thought 12 (Spring 1991): 107-24.

Rice, Daryl H. “John C. Calhoun.” History of Political Thought 12 (Summer 1991): 317-28.

Riven, Audrey A. “John Taylor, John C. Calhoun, and Roger B. Taney: The Three Views of States Rights.” Master’s thesis, Vanderbilt University, 1960.

Silbey, Joel H. “John C. Calhoun and the Limits of Southern Congressional Unity, 1841-1850.” Historian 30 (November 1967): 58-71.

Spain, August O. The Political Theory of John C. Calhoun. 1951. Reprint. New York: Octagon Books, 1968.

Styron, Arthur. The Cast-Iron Man: John C. Calhoun and American Democracy. New York: Longmans, Green Co., 1935.

Swan, Giles J. “The Political Philosophy of John C. Calhoun.” Ph.D. dissertation, New York University, 1909.

Thatcher, Harold W. “American Government and Politics: Calhoun and Federal Reinforcement of State Laws.” American Political Science Review 36 (October 1942): 873-80.

Thomas, John L., comp. John C. Calhoun: A Profile. New York: Hill Wang, 1968.

U.S. Congress. Senate. Obituary Addresses Delivered on the Occasion of the Death of the Hon. John C. Calhoun, a Senator from South Carolina, in the Senate of the United States, April 1, 1850. 31st Cong., 1st sess., 1849-1850. Washington: J.T. Towers, 1850.

Volpe, Michael. “The Logic of Calhoun’s Constitutional Theory.” Southern Speech Communication Journal 39 (Winter 1973): 161-72.

Walker, Mary Meade. “Problems of Majority Rule in the Political Thought of James Madison and John C. Calhoun.” Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, 1971.

Walmsley, James. “The Return of John C. Calhoun to the Senate in 1845.” In Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1913, vol. 1, pp. 159-65. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1915.

Wilson, Clyde N. John C. Calhoun: A Bibliography. Westport, CT: Meckler, 1990.

___, ed. The Essential Calhoun. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1991.

Wiltse, Charles M. “Calhoun: An Interpretation.” Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association (1948): 26-38.

___. “Calhoun’s Democracy.” Journal of Politics 3 (May 1941): 210-23.

___. “Calhoun and the Modern State.” Virginia Quarterly Review 13 (Summer 1937): 396-408.

___. “A Critical Southerner: John C. Calhoun on the Revolutions of 1848.” Journal of Southern History 15 (August 1949): 299-310.

___. John C. Calhoun. 3 vols. 1944-1951. Reprint. New York: Russell Russell, 1968.

Woods, John A. “The Political Philosophy of John C. Calhoun.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Rochester, 1953.