Resources: A Buchanan Bibliography
 
 
Articles & Essays about James Buchanan
 

“Advice to a President on Choosing a Cabinet—1852.” Golden Book Magazine 9 (March 1929): 56.

Auchampaugh, Philip Gerald. “The Buchanan-Douglas Feud.” Illinois State Historical Society Journal 25 (April-July 1932): 5-48.

Auchampaugh, Philip G. “A Forgotten Journey of an Antebellum President: The Trip and Addresses of James Buchanan Delivered During His Journey to the Commencement of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1859.” Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine 17 (July 1935): 42-48.

Auchampaugh, Philip G. “James Buchanan and Some Far Western Leaders, 1860-1861.” Pacific Historical Review 12 (1943): 169-180.

Auchampaugh, Philip G. “James Buchanan during the Administrations of Lincoln and Johnson.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 43 (1939): 67-111.

Auchampaugh, Philip G. “James Buchanan, the Bachelor of the White House: An Inquiry on the Subject of Feminine Influence in the Life of Our Fifteenth President: To the Memory of Edwin P. Tanner, Teacher and Friend.” Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine 20 (January 1939): 154-166; (April 1939): 218-234.

Auchampaugh, Philip G. “James Buchanan, the Conservatives’ Choice, 1856.; A Political Portrait.” Historian 7 (Spring 1945): 77-90.

Auchampaugh, Philip G. “James Buchanan, the Court and the Dred Scott Case.” Tennessee Historical Magazine 9 (January 1926): 231-240.

Auchampaugh, Philip G. “James Buchanan, the Squire from Lancaster.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 55 (1931): 289-300; 56 (1932), 15-33.

Auchampaugh, Philip G. “James Buchanan, the Squire in the White House.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 58 (1934): 270-285.

Auchampaugh, Philip Gerald. “John B. Floyd and James Buchanan.” Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine 4 (April 1923): 381-388.

Auchampaugh, Philip G. “John W. Forney, Robert Tyler and James Buchanan.” Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine 15 (October 1933): 71-90.

Barondess, Benjamin. “Buchanan and the Dred Scott Justices.” Manuscripts 10 (1958): 2-9.

Baylen, Joseph O. “James Buchanan’s ‘Calm of Despotism.’” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 77 (July 1953): 294-310.

Binder, Frederick Moore. “James Buchanan and the Earl of Clarendon: An Uncertain Relationship.” Diplomacy and Statecraft 6 (1995): 323-341.

Binder, Frederick Moore. “James Buchanan: Jacksonian Expansionist.” The Historian 55 (Autumn 1992): 69-84.

Birkner, Michael J. “James Buchanan.” Pennsylvania History 72 (2005): 535-43.

Birkner, Michael J., moderator. “James Buchanan and the Political Crisis of the 1850s: A Panel Discussion.” Pennsylvania History 60 (1993): 261-287.

Bordewich, Fergus M. “Digging into a Historic Rivalry: Abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens Has Long Been Eclipsed by His Pennsylvania Neighbor President James Buchanan, but Recent Archaeological Findings Are Elevating the Reputation of the Architect of Reconstruction.” Smithsonian 34 (February 2004): 96-107.

Brady, Gerard. “Buchanan’s Campaign in Lancaster County.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 53 (1949): 97-135.

Bromer, Richard F. “Who Killed Ann Coleman?” Susquehanna 10 (December 1985): 16-21.

Brown, J. Hay. “President Buchanan—Misunderstood—Wrongly Judged.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 32 (1928): 88-92.

“Buchanan, Lincoln, and Duff Green.” Century Illustrated Magazine 38 (June 1889): 317-318.

“Buchanan (Mr.), President of the United States.” Notes and Queries, 2nd ser., 2 (6 December 1856): 451.

“Buchanan, President.” Littell’s Living Age, 2nd ser., 17 (11 April 1857): 127.

Callahan, J. M. “The Mexican Policy of Southern Leaders under Buchanan’s Administration.” American Historical Association Annual Report (1910): 135-151.

Carlson, Robert E. “Buchanan and Western Pennsylvania in 1856.” Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine 40 (1957): 45-57.

Carlson, Robert E. “James Buchanan and Public Office: An Appraisal.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 81 (July 1957): 255-279.

Carlson, Robert E. “James Buchanan-One Hundred Years Ago.” Carnegie Magazine 30 (1956): 312-316.

Carlson, Robert E. “Pittsburgh Newspaper Reaction to James Buchanan and the Democratic Party in 1856.” Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine 39 (1956): 71-81.

Chester, Edward W. “The Impact of the Covode Congressional Investigation.” Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine 42 (1959): 343-350.

Cole, Allen F. “Asserting His Authority: James Buchanan’s Failed Vindication.” Pennsylvania History 70 (2003): 81-97.

Coleman, Evan J. “Doctor Gwin and Judge Black on Buchanan.” Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine 19 (January 1892): 87-92.

“Collusion between the Supreme Court and Buchanan.” Independent 71 (August 1911): 428-430.

Davis, Kenneth W. “Black, Buchanan and Secession.” Laurel Messenger 15 (February 1975): 1, 8.

Davis, Robert Ralph, Jr. “James Buchanan and the Suppression of the Slave Trade, 1858 -1861.” Pennsylvania History 33 (October 1966): 446-59.

Davis, Robert Ralph, Jr., ed. “Buchanian Espionage: A Report on Illegal Slave Trading in the South in 1859.” Journal of Southern History 37 (May 1971): 271-278.

Diffenderffer, F. R. “Two Buchanan Letters.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 9 (1904-1905): 37-42.

Donovan, Theresa A. “President Pierce’s Ministers at the Court of St. James.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 91 (1967): 457-471.

Evans, Charles F. H. “The Ancestry of President James Buchanan.” American Genealogist 52, (January 1976): 27-29.

Fields, Kevin M. “A Tragic but Innocent Character: The Buchanan Presidency Reconsidered.” Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 104 (2002): 196-207.

Gillan, W. Rush. “James Buchanan.” Kittochtinny Historical Society Papers 2 (1901) 181-209.

Harmon, George D. “An Indictment of the Administration of President James Buchanan and His Kansas Policy.” The Historian 3 (Autumn 1940): 52-68.

Harmon, George D. “President James Buchanan’s Betrayal of Governor Robert J. Walker of Kansas.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 53 (1929): 51-91.

“Henry W. Hilliard to James Buchanan. 1858.” American Historical Review 29 (April 1924): 513.

Hensel, William U. “The Attitude of James Buchanan, (a Citizen of Lancaster County) towards the Institution of Slavery in the United States.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 15 (1911): 142-159.

Hensel, William U. “A Buchanan Myth.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 10 (1906): 169-172.

Hensel, William U. “James Buchanan as a Lawyer.” University of Pennsylvania Law Review 60 (1912): 546-573.

Hensel, William U. “A Pennsylvania Presbyterian President: An Inquiry into the Religious Sentiments of James Buchanan.” Presbyterian Church Department of History Journal 4 (1908): 203-216.

Hughes, Robert M. “Floyd’s Resignation from Buchanan’s Cabinet.” Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine 5 (1923): 73-95.

Hunt, Gaillard. “Narrative and Letter of William Henry Trescot, Concerning the Negotiations between South Carolina and President Buchanan in December, 1860.” American Historical Review 13 (April 1908): 528-556.

“James Buchanan.” In The Scotch-Irish in America: Proceedings and Addresses of the Tenth Congress, at Chambersburg, PA, May 30-June 2, 1901, by the Scotch-Irish Society of America, 215-235. Nashville: Bigham & Smith, 1902.

“James Buchanan and His Cabinet.” Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine 9 (July 1927): 1-5.

“James Buchanan (Presidential Series Postage Stamp).” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 42 (1938): 179.

“James Buchanan, the Squire in the White House.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 58 (1934): 270-286.

Johnson, Kenneth R., ed. “A Southern Student Describes the Inauguration of President James Buchanan.” Alabama Historical Quarterly 31 (1969): 237-240.

King, Horatio. “Buchanan’s Loyalty.” Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine 23 (December 1881): 289-297.

King, Horatio. “James Buchanan.” The Galaxy: A Magazine of Entertaining Reading 10 (October 1870): 474-482.

King, Horatio. “President Buchanan.” Magazine of American History 14 (July 1885): 98-100.

King Horatio. “President Buchanan Vindicated.” Magazine of American History 9 (May 1883): 345-364.

Klein, Frederic S. “Election of Buchanan in 1856 is Commemorated at Lancaster; British Share in Celebration.” Pennsylvania Department of Internal Affairs Bulletin 24 (1956): 17-20, 22.

Klein, Frederic S. “James Buchanan: Man on a Tightrope.” American History Illustrated 1 (1966): 13-24.

Klein, Frederic S. “Wheatland.” American Heritage 5 (Spring 1954): 44-49.

Klein, Philip Shriver. “Bachelor Father: James Buchanan as a Family Man.” Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine 50 (1967): 199-214.

Klein, Philip Shriver. “The Inauguration of James Buchanan.” Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 61 (1957): 145-168.

Klein, Philip Shriver. “James Buchanan and Ann Coleman.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 59 (1955): 1-20.

Klein, Philip Shriver. “James Buchanan and Ann Coleman.” Pennsylvania History 21 (1954): 1-20.

Klein, Philip Shriver. “James Buchanan at Dickinson.” In John and Mary’s College, 157-180. Vol. 2, The Boyd Lee Spahr Lectures in Americana. Westwood, NJ: Fleming H. Revell, 1956.

Klein, Philip Shriver. “James Buchanan: Selfish Politician or Christian Statesmen?” Journal of Presbyterian History 42 (March 1964): 1-18.

Klein, Philip Shriver. “The Lost Love of a Bachelor President.” American Heritage 7 (December 1955): 20-21, 112-114.

Klein, Philip Shriver. “Patriotic Myths and Political Realities: Buchanan and the Origins of the Civil War.” Lock Haven Review 15 (1974): 65-78.

Klingberg, Frank Wysor. “James Buchanan and the Crisis of the Union.” Journal of Southern History 9 (February/November 1943): 455-474.

Langley, Lester D. “Two Jacksonian Diplomats in Czarist Russia.” Research Studies 45 (1977): 92-99.

“Letter of James Buchanan to F. Byrdsall.” Magazine of History with Notes and Queries 7 (May 1908): 308.

“Letters of Bancroft and Buchanan on the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, 1849, 1850.” American Historical Review 5 (Oct. 1899): 95-102.

“Letters of Tyler and Buchanan.” Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine 11 (April 1930): 234-238.

Lewis, Howard T. “The Closing Month of the Buchanan Administration.” Americana 6 (January/December 1911): 1035-1044.

Loose, Jack W. W. “The Foster-Buchanan Tablet.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 58 (1954): 146-148.

Loose, Jack W. W. “Pennsylvania Hall of Fame Honor for James Buchanan.” Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 81 (1977): 96-100.

Luthin, Reinhard H. “The Democratic Split during Buchanan’s Administration.” Pennsylvania History 11 (1944): 13-35.

Lynch, William O. “Indiana in the Buchanan-Douglas Contest of 1856.” Indiana Magazine of History 30 (1934), 119-132.

MacKinnon, William P. "And the War Came: James Buchanan, the Utah Expedition, and the Decision to Intervene." Utah Historical Quarterly 76 (2008): 22-37.

MacKinnon, William P. “The Buchanan Spoils System and the Utah Expedition: Careers of W. M. F. Magraw and John M. Hockaday.” Utah Historical Quarterly 31 (1963): 127-150.

MacKinnon, William P. “The Gap in the Buchanan Revival: The Utah Expedition of 1857-58.” Utah Historical Quarterly 45 (1977): 36-46.

“Making Amendments in the Fifties: The Story of the New York Factions and the Buchanan Managers at Cincinnati, 1856.” New York State Historical Association Quarterly 7 (1926): 304-316.

Martin, C. H. “Unpublished Letters of James Buchanan.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 36 (1932): 241-250.

Martin, Thomas P. “Initiation of James Buchanan as an American Diplomat: His Mission to Russia, 1832.” In Junto Selections: Essays on the History of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historical Junto, 48-60. Washington, DC: Pennsylvania Historical Junto, 1946.

Martin, Thomas P. “James Buchanan—American Diplomat.” Pennsylvanian 3 (1946): 33-34.

McMurty, Robert Gerald. “James Buchanan in Kentucky, 1813.” Filson Club Historical Quarterly 8 (1934): 73-87.

Meerse, David Edward. “Buchanan, Corruption, and the Election of 1860.” Civil War History 12 (June 1966): 116-131.

Meerse, David Edward. “Buchanan, the Patronage, and the Lecompton Constitution: A Case Study.” Civil War History 41 (1995): 291-312.

Meerse, David Edward. “Buchanan’s Patronage Policy: An Attempt to Achieve Political Strength.” Pennsylvania History 40 (January 1973): 37-57.

Meerse, David Edward. “Origins of the Buchanan-Douglas Feud Reconsidered.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 67 (April 1974): 154-174.

Meerse, David. “Presidential Leadership, Suffrage Qualifications, and Kansas: 1857.” Civil War History 24 (1978): 293-313.

“The Message, the Constitution, and the Times.” De Bow’s Review, n.s., 5 (February 1861): 156-167.

Miller, C. L. “The Importance of the Adoption of Buchanan’s Minority Report on the Repeal of the Twenty-fifth Section of the Judiciary Act of 1789.” University of Pennsylvania Law Review 60 (1912): 574-581.

Montgomery, Horace. “Georgia’s Howell Cobb Stumps for James Buchanan in 1856.” Pennsylvania History 29 (1962): 40-52.

“Mr. Buchanan’s Administration.” Atlantic Monthly 1 (April 1858): 745-760.

Nevins, Allan. “The Needless Conflict: If Buchanan Had Met the Kansas Problem Firmly He Might Have Avoided Civil War.” American Heritage 7 (August 1955): 4-9, 88-90.

“The New President of the United States.” Notes and Queries, 2nd ser., 2 (6 December 1856): 451.

Nichols, Roy F. “James Buchanan: Lessons in Leadership in Trying Times.” In Bulwark of Liberty: Early Years at Dickinson, 165-174. Vol. 1, The Boyd Lee Spahr Lectures in Americana. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1950.

Nichols, Roy F., and Philip S. Klein. “The Election of 1856.” In Vol. 2, History of American Presidential Elections, 1789-1968, ed. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and Fred L. Israel, 1005-1033. New York: Chelsea House, 1971.

Owens, Robert L. “James Buchanan, Diplomat, International Statesman, President.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 32 (1928): 92-97.

“A Page of Political Correspondence: Unpublished Letters of Mr. Stanton to Mr. Buchanan.” North American Review 129 (November 1879): 473-483.

Parker, John A. “How James Buchanan was Made President, and by Whom.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 13 (July 1905): 81-87.

Poll, Richard D., and Ralph W. Hansen. “‘Buchanan’s Blunder’: The Utah War, 1857-1858.” Military Affairs 25 (1961): 121-131.

Ponce, Pearl T. “Pledges and Principles: Buchanan, Walker, and Kansas in 1857.” Kansas History 27 (Spring-Summer 2004): 86-99.

Prentis, H. W., Jr. “A Tribute to James Buchanan.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 55 (1951): 142-143.

“President Buchanan’s Administration.” United States Democratic Review 42 (September 1858): 177-190.

“President Buchanan’s First Message.” United States Democratic Review 41 (January 1858): 26-34.

Prime, William C. “Buchanan, James.” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 68 (January 1884): 251-261.

“Queen Victoria and President Buchanan.” Littell’s Living Age, 3rd ser., 10 (8 September 1860): 614.

Ranck, James B. “The Attitude of James Buchanan towards Slavery.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 51 (1927): 126-142.

Rosenberger, Homer Tope. “Protecting the Buchanan Papers.” Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 72 (1968): 137-169.

Rosenberger, Homer Tope. “To What Extent Did Harriet Lane Influence the Public Policies of James Buchanan.” Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 74 (1970): 1-22.

Rosenberger, Homer Tope. “Two Monuments for the Fifteenth President of the United States.” Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 78 (1974): 29-48.

Russ, William A., Jr. “Time Lag and Political Change as Seen in the Administrations of Buchanan and Hoover.” South Atlantic Quarterly 46 (1947): 335-343.

Scheips, Paul J. “Buchanan and the Chiriqui Naval Station Sites.” Military Affairs 18 (1954): 64-80.

Sears, Louis Martin. “Slidell and Buchanan.” American Historical Review 27 (July 1922): 709-730.

Seitz, Ruth Hoover. “Wheatland: A Presidential Retreat in Lancaster County.” Country Magazine 5 (December 1984): 39-40.

Shengold, David. “From the Other Shore: Aleksandr Herzen on James Buchanan.” Slavic Review 51 (1992): 758-766.

Shenk, John. “Wheatland’s Landscape: 1848-1868.” Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 67 (1963): 93-100.

Sioussat, St. George Leakin. “James Buchanan.” In Vol. 5, American Secretaries of State and Their Diplomacy, ed. S. F. Bemis, Robert H. Ferrell and Samuel Flagg Bemis, 237-336, 391-416. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. (Reprints, New York: Pageant Book Co., 1958; New York: Cooper Square Publishers, 1963.)

Sprout, Oliver S. “James Buchanan, ‘Big Wheel’ of the Railroads.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 56 (1952): 21-34.

Stenberg, Richard. “Jackson, Buchanan and the Corrupt Bargain Calumny.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 58 (1934): 61-85.

Stenberg, Richard. “An Unnoted Factor in the Buchanan-Douglas Feud.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 25 (January 1933): 271-284.

Stolzfus, Thelma. “Lancaster’s Star-Cross’d Lovers.” Susquehanna 6 (February 1981): 18-19.

“Unpublished Letters of James Buchanan.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 46 (1942): 157.

Weatherman, Donald V. “James Buchanan on Slavery and Secession.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 15 (Fall 1985): 796-805.

Wilson, Howard Lafayette. “President Buchanan’s Proposed Intervention in Mexico.” American Historical Review 5 (July 1900): 687-701.

Woodward, Isaiah A. “John Brown’s Raid at Harpers Ferry and Governor Henry Alexander Wise’s Letter to President James Buchanan Concerning the Invasion.” West Virginia History 42 (1981): 307-313.

Worner, William Frederic. “James Buchanan.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 36 (1932): 59-83; 38 (1934): 103-144.

Worner, William Frederic. “Letters of James Buchanan.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 35 (1931): 189-194; 36 (1932): 143-153, 166-172, 188-219, 222-240, 250-259, 297-320; 37 (1933); 15-20.

Worner, William Frederic. “Location of James Buchanan’s Law Office.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 34 (1930): 18.

Worner, William Frederic. “Meeting Held in Lancaster to Nominate Buchanan for Vice-President of the United States.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 34 (1930): 209-213.

Worner, William Frederic. “Public Dinner Declined by James Buchanan.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 34 (1930): 260-261.

Worner, William Frederic. “Public Dinner Tendered to James Buchanan on the Eve of his Departure for Europe.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 34 (1930): 77-81.

Worner, William Frederic. “Site of Nanticoke Indian Village Marked.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 36 (1932): 221-222.

Worner, William Frederic. “Tablet Unveiled to James Buchanan.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 39 (1935): 69-72.

Worner, William Frederic. “Unpublished Letters of James Buchanan.” Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society 32 (1928): 67-72, 118-121.

Yearly, Clifton K., Jr., ed. “A Buchanan Letter on the ‘Corrupt Bargain’ of 1825.” Maryland Historical Magazine 51 (1956): 247-249.

Zwikl, Kurt D. “The Political Ascent of James Buchanan.” Pennsylvania Heritage 17 (Spring 1991): 16-21.