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Andrew Jackson: A Resource Guide

The Hermitage, Jackson's tomb, and Andrew J. Donelson's residence 12 miles from Nashville, Tennessee. Taken at the spot, March 29th, 1856
The Hermitage, Jackson's tomb, and Andrew J. Donelson's residence 12 miles from Nashville, Tennessee. Taken at the spot, March 29th, 1856.
Chromolithograph, Endicott & Co., c1856.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-01171

Selected Bibliography

Finding Books by and about Andrew Jackson

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than fifty subject headings for books related to Andrew Jackson. To find works on any of these topics, select Basic Search, and enter the words Jackson, Andrew into the search box; then choose the Subject Browse option. You will get the list of Jackson-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles that have that subject heading; and click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

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

Selected Works by Jackson

Bassett, John Spencer, and Daniel M. Matteson, eds. Correspondence of Andrew Jackson. 7 vols. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1926-35.
LC Call Number: E382 .J115 [Catalog Record]

Ely, James W., Jr., and Theodore Brown Jr., eds. Legal Papers of Andrew Jackson. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1987.
LC Call Number: KF213.J29 E59 1987 [Catalog Record]

Jackson, Andrew. Narrative and Writings of Andrew Jackson, of Kentucky; . . . Syracuse, N.Y.: Daily and Weekly Star Office, 1847.
LC Call Number: E444 .J13 [Catalog Record]
Note: The Library of Congress has made this work available online through the Internet Archive.

Moser, Harold D., et al., eds. The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Guide and Index to the Microfilm Editions. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1987.
LC Call Number: Z6616.J18 P36 1987 [Catalog Record]

Smith, Sam B., et al., eds. The Papers of Andrew Jackson. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1980-.
LC Call Number: E302 .J35 1980 [Catalog Record]

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Jackson

Bassett, John Spencer. The Life of Andrew Jackson. 2 vols. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1911.
LC Call Number: E382 .B31 [Catalog Record]
Note: The Library of Congress has made this influential biography available online through the Internet Archive.

Belohlavek, John M. Let the Eagle Soar!: The Foreign Policy of Andrew Jackson. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1985.
LC Call Number: E384.8 .B44 1985 [Catalog Record]

Brands, H.W. Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times. New York: Doubleday, 2005.
LC Call Number:  E382 .B83 2005 [Catalog Record]

Cole, Donald B. The Presidency of Andrew Jackson. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1993.
LC Call Number: E382 .C69 1993 [Catalog Record]

Eaton, John Henry. The Life of Andrew Jackson, Major-General in the Service of the United States: Comprising a History of the War in the South, from the Commencement of the Creek Campaign, to the Termination of the Hostilities before New Orleans. Philadelphia: S.F. Bradford, 1824.
LC Call Number: E382 .E12 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work is often cited as the first U.S. presidential campaign biography. It has been made available online through the Internet Archive.

Ellis, Richard E. The Union at Risk: Jacksonian Democracy, States’ Rights, and the Nullification Crisis. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
LC Call Number: E384.3 .E466 1987 [Catalog Record]

Freehling, William W. Prelude to Civil War: The Nullification Controversy in South Carolina, 1816-1836. New York: Harper & Row, 1966.
LC Call Number: E384.3 .F7 [Catalog Record]

Heidler, David S., and Jeanne T. Heidler. Old Hickory's War: Andrew Jackson and the Quest for Empire. Rev. ed. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E83.817 .H47 2003 [Catalog Record]

Howe, Daniel Walker. What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
LC Call Number: E338 .H69 2007 [Catalog Record]

Kendall, Amos. Life of Andrew Jackson, Private, Military, and Civil. . . . 6 vols. New York: n.p., 1843-44.
LC Call Number: E382 .K33 [Catalog Record]
Note: An important early biography of Jackson by one of his closest political associates.

Meacham, Jon. American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. New York: Random House, 2008.
LC Call Number: E382 .M43 2008 [Catalog Record]

Parton, James. Life of Andrew Jackson. 3 vols. New York: Mason Bros., 1860.
LC Call Number: E382 .P27 [Catalog Record]
Note: Parton's biography remains an important source for Jackson scholarship. It has been made available online through the Internet Archive: vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3.

Patterson, Benton Rain. The Generals: Andrew Jackson, Sir Edward Pakenham, and the Road to the Battle of New Orleans. New York: New York University Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: E356.N5 P36 2005 [Catalog Record]

Remini, Robert V. Andrew Jackson. 3 vols. New York: Harper & Row, 1977-84. Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Empire, 1767-1821 (1977); Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832 (1981); Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 (1984).
LC Call Number: E382 .R43 1977 [Catalog Record]
LC Call Number: E382 .R44 1981 [Catalog Record]
LC Call Number: E382 .R42 1984 [Catalog Record]

-----. Andrew Jackson. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
LC Call Number:  E382 .R415 2008 [Catalog Record]
Note: A study of Jackson's military leadership.

-----. Andrew Jackson and the Bank War: A Study in the Growth of Presidential Power. New York: Norton, 1967.
LC Call Number: HG2525 .R4 1967 [Catalog Record]

-----. Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars. New York: Viking, 2001.
LC Call Number: E381 .R413 2001 [Catalog Record]

-----. The Battle of New Orleans. New York: Viking, 1999.
LC call number: E356.N5 R46 1999 [Catalog Record]

-----. The Legacy of Andrew Jackson: Essays on Democracy, Indian Removal and Slavery. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988.
LC Call Number: E382 .R45 1988 [Catalog Record]

-----. The Life of Andrew Jackson. New York: Perennial, 2001.
LC Call Number: E382 .R454 2001 [Catalog Record]
Note: A single-volume, condensed version of Remini’s three-volume biography.

Rogin, Michael Paul. Fathers and Children: Andrew Jackson and the Subjugation of the American Indian. Rev. ed. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1991.
LC Call Number: E93 .R8 1991 [Catalog Record]

Satz, Ronald N. American Indian Policy in the Jacksonian Era. Rev. ed. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002.
LC Call Number: E93 .S27 2002 [Catalog Record]

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The Age of Jackson. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1945.
LC Call Number: E381 .S38 [Catalog Record]

Van Deusen, Glyndon G. The Jacksonian Era, 1828-1848. New York: Harper, 1959.
LC Call Number: E338 .V2 [Catalog Record]

Wallace, Anthony F. C. The Long, Bitter Trail: Andrew Jackson and the Indians. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993.
LC Call Number: E381 .W29 1993 [Catalog Record]

Wilentz, Sean. Andrew Jackson. New York: Times Books, 2005.
LC Call Number: E382 .W74 2005 [Catalog Record]

-----. The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln. New York: Norton, 2005.
LC Call Number: E302.1 .W55 2005 [Catalog Record]

Bibliographies

Remini, Robert V., and Robert O. Rupp, comps. Andrew Jackson: A Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Meckler, 1991.
LC Call Number: Z8443 .R45 1991 E382 [Catalog Record]

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

Behrman, Carol H. Andrew Jackson. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2005.
LC Call Number: E382 .B44 2005 [Catalog Record]

Feinstein, Stephen. Andrew Jackson. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: MyReportLinks.comBook, 2002.
LC Call Number: E382 .F45 2002 [Catalog Record]

Gunderson, Megan M. Andrew Jackson. Edina, Minn.: ABDO, 2009.
LC Call Number: E382 .G86 2009 [Catalog Record]

Marrin, Albert. Old Hickory: Andrew Jackson and the American People. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2004.
LC Call Number: E382 .M37 2004 [Catalog Record]

Meltzer, Milton. Andrew Jackson: And His America. New York: F. Watts, 1993.
LC Call Number: E382 .M47 1993 [Catalog Record]

Whitelaw, Nancy. Andrew Jackson: Frontier President. Greensboro, N.C.: Morgan Reynolds, 2001.
LC Call Number: E382 .W5 2001 [Catalog Record]

 

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