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John Tyler: A Resource Guide

John Tyler, President of the United States, 1841
John Tyler, President of the
United States, 1841
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Finding Books by and about John Tyler

The Library of Congress online catalog contains approximately seventeen subject headings for books related to John Tyler. To find works on any of these topics, select Browse, and enter the words Tyler, John, 1790-1862 into the search box; then choose the Subjects beginning with option. You will get the list of Tyler-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 Tyler-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Tyler and selected biographies and other works particularly useful to general and younger readers.

Selected Works by John Tyler

Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, ed. The Letters and Times of the Tylers. 1884-96; rpt. New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.
LC Call Number: E397 .T982 [Catalog Record]
Note: The 1884-96 edition has been made available online External Link on the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Tyler

Chidsey, Donald Barr. And Tyler Too. Nashville: T. Nelson, 1978.
LC Call Number: E397 .C47 [Catalog Record]

Chitwood, Oliver Perry. John Tyler: Champion of the Old South. 1939; rpt. Newtown, Conn.: American Political Biography Press, 1990.
LC Call Number:E397 .C48 1990 [Catalog Record]

Crapol, Edward P. John Tyler: The Accidental President. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
LC Call Number: E397 .C73 2006 [Catalog Record]

May, Gary. John Tyler. New York: Times Books, 2008.
LC Call Number: E397 .M39 2008 [Catalog Record]

Monroe, Dan. The Republican Vision of John Tyler. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E397 .M66 2003 [Catalog Record]

Morgan, Robert J. A Whig Embattled: The Presidency Under John Tyler. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1954.
LC Call Number: E396 .M6 [Catalog Record]

Peterson, Norma Lois. The Presidencies of William Henry Harrison & John Tyler. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1989.
LC Call Number: E391 .P48 1989 [Catalog Record]

Seager, Robert. And Tyler Too: A Biography of John & Julia Gardiner Tyler. 1963; rpt. Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1989.
LC Call Number: E397 .S4 1989 [Catalog Record]


Moser, Harold D., comp. John Tyler: A Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001.
LC Call Number: Z8896 .M67 2001 E397 [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

Doak, Robin S. John Tyler. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2003.
LC Call Number: E397 .D63 2003 [Catalog Record]

Havelin, Kate. John Tyler. Minneapolis: Lerner, 2005.
LC Call Number: E397 .H385 2005 [Catalog Record]

Ochester, Betsy. John Tyler: America’s 10th President. New York: Children’s Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E397 .O28 2003 [Catalog Record]

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr, ed. The Election of 1840 and the Harrison/Tyler Administrations. Philadelphia: Mason Crest Publishers, 2003.
LC Call Number: E390 .E44 2003 [Catalog Record]

Venezia, Mike. John Tyler: Tenth President, 1841-1845. New York: Children’s Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: E397 .V46 2005 [Catalog Record]

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