SEWARD, William Henry, 1801-1872



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Extended Bibliography

Baker, George E., ed. The Works of William H. Seward. 5 vols. 1853-1884. Reprint. New York: AMS Press, 1972. Vol. 5 is Seward’s The Diplomatic History of the War for the Union.

Bancroft, Frederic. The Life of William H. Seward. 2 vols. 1900. Reprint. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1967.

Brown, Thomas. “William Seward and the Politics of Progress.” In Politics and Statesmanship: Essays on the American Whig Party, pp. 93-116. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.

Carman, Harry J., and Reinhard H. Luthin. “The Seward-Fillmore Feud and the Crisis of 1850.” New York History 24 (April 1943): 163-84.

___. “The Seward-Fillmore Feud and the Disruption of the Whig Party.” New York History 24 (July 1943): 335-57.

Conrad, Earl. The Governor and His Lady: The Story of William Henry Seward and His Wife Frances. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1960.

Coulter, E. Merton. “Seward and the South: His Career as a Georgia Schoolmaster.” Georgia Historical Quarterly 53 (June 1969): 147-64.

Crofts, Daniel W. “Secession Winter: William Henry Seward and the Decision for War.” New York History 65 (July 1984): 229-56.

Curran, Thomas J. “Seward and the Know-Nothings.” New-York Historical Society Quarterly 51 (April 1967): 141-59.

Dibble, Ernest F. “War Averters: Seward, Mallory, and Fort Pickens.” Florida Historical Quarterly 49 (January 1971): 232-44.

Estrem, Andrew. The Statesmanship of William H. Seward as Seen in His Public Career Prior to 1861. Decorah, IA: Lutheran Publishing House, 1892.

Forness, Norman O. “The Seward-Fillmore Feud and the U.S. Patent Office.” Historian 54 (Winter 1992): 255-68.

Hale, Edward Everett. William H. Seward. Philadelphia: G.W. Jacobs Co., 1910.

Huff, Lawrence. “Sectionalism versus Friendship: The William H. Seward-William Turner Correspondence.” Atlanta History 32 (Summer 1988): 35-42.

Johnson, Patricia C. “ ‘I Could Not be Well or Happy at Home . . . When Called to the Councils of My Country’: Politics and the Seward Family.” University of Rochester Library Bulletin 31 (Autumn 1978): 41-68.

Kazarian, Richard, Jr. “Working Radicals: The Early Political Careers of William Seward, Thaddeus Stevens, Henry Wilson, Charles Sumner, Salmon P. Chase and Hannibal Hamlin.” Ph.D. dissertation, Brown University, 1981.

Kushner, Howard I. “Visions of the Northwest Coast: Gwin and Seward in the 1850s.” Western Historical Quarterly 4 (July 1973): 295-306.

Lodge, Henry Cabot. “William H. Seward.” In Historical and Political Essays, pp. 1-46. 1892. Reprint. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1972.

Lothrop, Thornton Kirkland. William Henry Seward. 1899. Reprint. New York: AMS Press, 1972.

Merrick, Wayne Reynolds. “A Study of William Henry Seward, Reformer.” D.S.S. dissertation, Syracuse University, 1956.

Miller, Wayne Verdeen. “The Emergence of William Henry Seward as a National Political Leader, 1847-1859.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California, 1957.

Pease, Jane Hanna. “William Henry Seward and Slavery: 1801-1861." Master’s thesis, University of Rochester, 1957.

Scheidenhelm, Richard Joy. “The Legal and Political Rhetoric of William Henry Seward.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1970.

Seward, Frederick William, ed. William H. Seward: An Autobiography from 1801-1834. With a Memoir of His Life, and Selections from His Letters. 3 vols. New York: Derby Miller, 1891.

Seward, Olive Risley, ed. William H. Seward’s Travels Around the World. New York: D. Appleton Co., 1873.

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.

Sharrow, Walter George. “William Henry Seward: A Study in Nineteenth Century Politics and Nationalism, 1855-1861.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Rochester, 1965.

___. “William Henry Seward and the Basis for American Empire, 1850-1860.” Pacific Historical Review 36 (August 1967): 325-42.

Stahr, Walter. Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.

Stegmaier, Mark J. “Intensifying the Sectional Conflict: William Seward versus James Hammond in the Lecompton Debate of 1858.” Civil War History 31 (September 1985): 197-221.

Taylor, John M. William Henry Seward: Lincoln’s Right Hand. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991.

Van Deusen, Glyndon G. “The Life and Career of William Henry Seward, 1801-1872.” University of Rochester Library Bulletin 31 (Autumn 1978): 3-21.

___. William Henry Seward. New York: Oxford University Press, 1967.

Wilson, Major L. “The Repressible Conflict: Seward’s Concept of Progress and the Free-Soil Movement.” Journal of Southern History 37 (November 1971): 533-56.

Woodward, Isaiah A. “The Life of William H. Seward and His Role in The Crisis of 1850 and 1860." Negro History Bulletin 25 (1961): 27-31.