Resources: A Buchanan Bibliography
Theses & Dissertations about James Buchanan

Auchampaugh, Philip Gerald. “President Buchanan and His Policies, 1858-1861: An Interpretative Study Based Largely Upon His Correspondence.” Ph.D. diss., Clark University, 1924.

Baker, William Silmon. “Redefining the Buchanan Administration: In Defense of the ‘Invisible’ Presidency.” B.A. thesis, James Madison University, 1987.

Bonar, Hugh Samuel. “Attitude of Buchanan as President Toward Secession.” M.A. thesis, The University of Chicago, 1924.

Buckingham, David Earl. “The Buchanan Administration and the Closing of the African Slave Trade, 1859-1861.” M.A. thesis, Old Dominion University, 1975.

Burrs, Charles Thomas. “James Buchanan’s Diplomatic Mission to England, 1853-1856.” M.A. thesis, University of Delaware, 1967.

Campbell, John Alton, Jr. “James Buchanan: Advocate in Congress, Cabinet, and Presidency.” Ph.D. diss., University of Florida, 1968.

Chase, David G. “Buchanan’s Administration from His Papers and Documents.” M.A. thesis, The University of Chicago, 1908.

Chez, Frances Graves. “Cuba during the Buchanan Administration.” M.A. thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1921.

Davenport, Mary. “Buchanan’s Mission to England.” M.A. thesis, Leland Stanford Junior University, 1928.

Davis, Robert Ralph, Jr. “James Buchanan and the Suppression of the Slave Trade, 1858-1861.” Ph. D. diss., Ohio Northern University, 1966.

Dennis, W. L. “The Policies of Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln in the Fort Sumter Crisis.” M.A. thesis, University of Louisville, 1943.

Ellison, Simon Jay. “James Buchanan and the Mexican Question, 1821-1849.” M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1933.

Georgiana, Joseph. “The Personal and Political Relationship of James K. Polk and James Buchanan as a Factor in the Oregon Question, 1845-1846.” M. A. thesis, Catholic University of America, 1970.

Hillman, Franklin Powell. “The Diplomatic Career of James Buchanan.” Ph.D. diss., The George Washington University, 1953.

Hogan, Thomas Edward. “James Buchanan and the Lecompton Constitution.” M.A. thesis, University of Oregon, 1966.

Johnson, Billy Bob. “President Buchanan and the Problem of Military Coercion.” M.A. thesis, Abilene Christian College, 1966.

Klein, Philip Shriver. “James Buchanan’s Policy of Expansion.” M.A. thesis, University of Chicago, 1932.

Meerse, David Edward. “James Buchanan, the Patronage, and the Northern Democratic Party, 1857-1858.” Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1969.

Moran, Sharon Ann. “James Buchanan and the Union.” M.A. thesis, Trinity College, 1977.

Oellig, Kathryn Kepner. “The Congressional Career of James Buchanan.” M.A. thesis, University of Chicago, 1910.

Pendleton, Lawson Alan. “James Buchanan’s Attitude Toward Slavery.” Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina, 1964.

Todd, Christopher Russell. “President James Buchanan and the Mormon War of 1857: A Study in Presidential Decision Making.” B.A. thesis, Harvard University, 1992.

Warner, Larry F. “James Buchanan’s Diplomatic Mission to Russia 1832-1833.” M.A. thesis, University of Delaware, 1972.