FRÉMONT, John Charles, 1813-1890


Library of Congress

Extended Bibliography

Bartlett, Ruhl J. John C. Frémont and the Republican Party. 1930. Reprint. New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.

Chaffin, Tom. Pathfinder: John Charles Frémont and the Course of American Empire. New York: Hill and Wang, 2002.

Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel. Frémont and ‘49. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1914.

Denton, Sally. Passion and Principle: John and Jessie Frémont, the Couple Whose Power, Politics, and Love Shaped Nineteenth-Century America. New York: Bloomsbury, 2007.

Duncan, Charles T. “Frémont in California: Hero or Mountebank?” Nebraska History 29 (March 1948): 33-54.

Egan, Ferol. Frémont: Explorer for a Restless Nation. 1977. Reprint, with new foreword by Richard H. Dillon. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1985.

Eyre, Alice. The Famous Frémonts and Their America. 1948. Rev. ed. Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1961.

Frémont, John C. The Crossing of the Sierra Nevada in the Winter of 1843-44: A Report of the Exploring Expeditions to Oregon and north California in the Years 1843-44. Edited by Senator Bob Graham. Sacramento: B. Graham, 2001.

___. The Life of Col. John C. Frémont and His Narrative of Explorations and Adventures in Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon, and California. New York: Hurst & Co., 1881.

___. Memoirs of My Life. Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1887. Frémont planned 2 volumes but completed only the first. Vol. 1 includes Jesse Benton Frémont’s memoir of her father, Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

Gates, Paul W. “The Frémont-Jones Scramble for California Land Claims.” Southern California Quarterly 56 (Spring 1974): 13-44.

Goodwin, Cardinal Leonidas. John Charles Frémont, an Explanation of His Career. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1930.

Hawgood, John A. “John C. Frémont and the Bear Flag Revolution: A Reappraisal.” Southern California Quarterly 44 (June 1962): 67-96.

Herr, Pamela. Jesse Benton Frémont: A Biography. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.

Herr, Pamela, and Mary Lee Spence, eds. The Letters of Jesse Benton Frémont. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Jackson, Donald Dean, and Mary Lee Spence, eds. The Expeditions of John Charles Frémont. 3 vols. in 4. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1970-1980.

Miller, David. “‘Heroes’ of American Empire: John C. Frémont, Kit Carson, and the Culture of Imperialism, 1842-1898." Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, San Diego, 2007.

Nevins, Allan. Frémont, Pathmarker of the West. 1928. Rev. and enlarged ed. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992. Originally published as Frémont, The West’s Greatest Adventurer (2 vols.)

Roberts, David. A Newer World: Kit Carson, John C. Fremont, and the Claiming of the American West. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Rolle, Andrew F. “Exploring an Explorer: Psychohistory and John Charles Frémont.” Pacific Historical Review 51 (May 1982): 135-63.

___. John Charles Frémont: Character as Destiny. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991.

Smucker, Samuel M. The Life of Col. John Charles Frémont and his Narrative of Explorations and Adventures in Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon, and California. New York: Hurst, 1881.

Stenberg, Richard R. “Polk and Frémont, 1845-1846.” Pacific Historical Review 7 (September 1938): 211-27.

Volpe, Vernon L. “The Frémonts and Emancipation in Missouri.” Historian 56 (Winter 1994): 339-54.