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John Quincy Adams: A Resource Guide

J.Q. Adams
 J. Q. Adams.
1 print : engraving.
1898.
Engraving from original painting by
J. P. A. (i.e. G. P. A.) Healy.
Prints and Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-117119

Selected Bibliography

Finding Books by and about John Quincy Adams

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than 30 subject headings for books related to John Quincy Adams. To find works on any of these topics, select Basic Search, and enter the words Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 into the search box; then choose the Subject Browse option. You will get the list of Adams-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 Adams-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Adams and a limited selection of biographies and other works particularly useful to a general audience and younger readers.

Selected Works by John Quincy Adams

Adams, Charles Francis, ed. Memoirs of John Quincy Adams, Comprising Portions of His Diary from 1795 to 1848. 1874-77; rpt. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1969.
LC Call Number: E377 .A2 1969 [Catalog Record]
Note: The 1874-77 edition has been made available online External Link on the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Allen, David Grayson, et al., eds. Diary of John Quincy Adams. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1981.
LC Call Number: E377 .A185 1981 [Catalog Record]

Butterfield, Lyman H., et al., eds. The Adams Family Correspondence. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1963-.
LC Call Number: E322.1 .A27 [Catalog Record]

Ford, Worthington Chauncey, ed. Writings of John Quincy Adams. 1913; rpt. New York: Greenwood, 1968.
LC Call Number: E337.8 .A22 [Catalog Record]
Note: The 1913 edition has been made available online External Link on the HathiTrust Digital Library.

LaFeber, Walter, ed. John Quincy Adams and American Continental Empire: Letters, Papers, and Speeches. Chicago: Quadrangle, 1965.
LC Call Number: E337.8 .A4 [Catalog Record]

Selected Biographies and other Studies of John Quincy Adams

Bemis, Samuel Flagg. John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy. 1949; rpt. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1981.
LC Call Number: E377 .B45 1981 [Catalog Record]

-----. John Quincy Adams and the Union. 1956; rpt. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1980.
LC Call Number: E377 .B46 1980 [Catalog Record]

Hargreaves, Mary W. M. The Presidency of John Quincy Adams. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1985.
LC Call Number: E376 .H24 1985 [Catalog Record]

Hecht. Marie B. John Quincy Adams: A Personal History of an Independent Man. New York: Macmillan, 1972.
LC Call Number: E377 .H43 [Catalog Record]

Nagel, Paul C. John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life. New York: Knopf, 1997.
LC Call Number: E377 .N34 1997 [Catalog Record]

Parsons, Lynn H. John Quincy Adams. Madison, Wisc.: Madison House, 1998.
LC Call Number: E377 .P37 1998 [Catalog Record]

Remini, Robert V. John Quincy Adams. New York: Times Books, 2002.
LC Call Number: E377 .R46 2002 [Catalog Record]

Richards, Leonard L. The Life and Times of Congressman John Quincy Adams. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
LC Call Number: E377 .R53 1986 [Catalog Record]

Unger, Harlow G. John Quincy Adams. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2012.
LC Call Number: E377 .U57 2012 [Catalog Record]

Weeks, William Earl. John Quincy Adams and American Global Empire. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1992.
LC Call Number: F314 .W44 1992 [Catalog Record]

Wheelan, Joseph. Mr. Adams’s Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams’s Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress.
New York: PublicAffairs, 2008.
LC Call Number: E377 .W47 2008 [Catalog Record]

Bibliographies

Parsons, Lynn H. John Quincy Adams: A Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1993.
LC Call Number: Z8015.7 .P37 1993 E377 [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

Feinstein, Stephen. John Quincy Adams. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: MyReportLinks.com Books, 2002.
LC Call Number: E377 .F45 2002 [Catalog Record]

Gherman, Beverly. First Son and President: A Story About John Quincy Adams. Minneapolis: Millbrook, 2006.
LC Call Number: E377 .G46 2006 [Catalog Record]

Harness, Cheryl. Young John Quincy. New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1994.
LC Call Number: E377 .H36 1994 [Catalog Record]

McCollum, Sean. John Quincy Adams: America’s 6th President. New York: Children’s, 2003.
LC Call Number: E377 .M38 2003 [Catalog Record]

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