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James Buchanan: A Resource Guide

Hon. James Buchanan, democratic candidate for the presidency, 1856
 Hon. James Buchanan, democratic candidate for the presidency, 1856 / lith. & pub. by Th. Rabuske, N.Y.
 1 print: lithograph.
New York: printed by G. W. Lewis, [1856(?)]
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-116025

Selected Bibliography

Finding Books by and about James Buchanan

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than twenty subject headings for books related to James Buchanan. To find works on any of these topics, select Browse, and enter the words Buchanan, James, 1791-1868 into the search box; then choose the Subjects beginning with option. You will get the list of Buchanan-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles with that subject heading and then click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

From among the hundreds of Buchanan-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Buchanan and selected biographies and other works particularly useful to general and younger readers.

Selected Works by James Buchanan

Buchanan, James. Mr. Buchanan's Administration on the Eve of the Rebellion. 1865; rpt. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1970.
LC Call Number: E436 .B9 1970 [Catalog Record]

Moore, John Bassett, ed. The Works of James Buchanan, Comprising His Speeches, State Papers, and Private Correspondence. 12 vols. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1908-11.
LC Call Number: E337.8 .B9 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online External Link on the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Selected Biographies and Other Studies of Buchanan

Baker, Jean H. James Buchanan. New York: Times Books, 2004.
LC Call Number: E437 .B35 2004 [Catalog Record]

Binder, Frederick Moore. James Buchanan and the American Empire. Selinsgrove, Pa.: Susquehanna University Press, 1994.
LC Call Number: E437 .B56 1994 [Catalog Record]

Birkner, Michael J., ed. James Buchanan and the Political Crisis of the 1850s. Selinsgrove, Pa.: Susquehanna University Press, 1996.
LC Call Number: E437 .J36 1996 [Catalog Record]

Klein, Philip Shriver. President James Buchanan. 1962; rpt. Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1987.
LC Call Number: E437 .K53 1987 [Catalog Record]

Smith, Elbert B. The Presidency of James Buchanan. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1975.
LC Call Number: E436 .S6 [Catalog Record]

Bibliographies

Sayler, James, comp. Presidents of the United States--Their Written Measure: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1249.P7 S29 1996 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

Donovan, Sandra. James Buchanan. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2005.
LC Call Number: E437 .D66 2005 [Catalog Record]

Lassieur, Allison. James Buchanan: America’s 15th President. New York: Children’s Press, 2004.
LC Call Number: E437 .L37 2004 [Catalog Record]

Santella, Andrew. James Buchanan. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2004.
LC Call Number: E437 .S26 2004 [Catalog Record]

Venezia, Mike. James Buchanan: Fifteenth President, 1857-1861. New York: Children’s Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: E437 .V46 2005 [Catalog Record]

Young, Jeff C. James Buchanan. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: MyReportLinks.com Books, 2003.
LC Call Number: E437 .Y68 2003 [Catalog Record]

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