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Martin Van Buren: A Resource Guide

Selected Bibliography

Martin Van BurenThe modern Colossus. Eighth wonder of the world.
1 print on wove paper: lithograph.
New York: Pub. by Peter Smith [i.e. Nathaniel Currier] 2 Spruce St., N.Y. c1848.
Prints & Photographs Division
Reproduction Number
LC-USZ62-1966

 

Finding Books by and about Martin Van Buren

The Library of Congress online catalog has approximately thirteen subject headings for books related to Martin Van Buren. To find works on any of these topics, select Basic Search, enter the words Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862 into the search box, then highlight the Subject Browse option. You will get a list of relevant subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles that have that subject heading; click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

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

Selected Works by Van Buren

Van Buren, Martin. Autobiography of Martin Van Buren. Washington, DC: Gov't. Print. Off., 1920.
LC Call Number: E172 .A60 1918 vol. 2 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work is available online External Link through the Internet Archive.

-----. Inquiry Into the Origin and Course of Political Parties. By the Late Ex-President Martin Van Buren. Ed. by his sons.
New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1867.
LC Call Number: JK2261 .V3 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work is available online External Link through the Internet Archive.

-----. The Papers of Martin Van Buren [microform]. Alexandria, VA:
Chadwyck-Healey, 1987.
LC Call Number: Microfilm 20,359-55P [Catalog Record]

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Van Buren

Alexander, Holmes Moss. The American Talleyrand; the Career and Contemporaries of Martin Van Buren, Eighth President. New York: Russell & Russell, [1968, c1962].
LC Call Number: E387 .A55 1968 [Catalog Record]

Cole, Donald B. Martin Van Buren and the American Political System. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984 LC Call Number: E387 .C65 1984 [Catalog Record]

Curtis, James C. The Fox at Bay; Martin Van Buren and the Presidency, 1837-1841. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1970
LC Call Number: E386 .C93 [Catalog Record]

Hofstadter, Richard. The Idea of a Party System; the Rise of Legitimate Opposition in the United States, 1780-1840. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.
LC Call Number: JK2260 .H73 [Catalog Record]

Niven, John. Martin Van Buren: the Romantic Age of American Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.
LC Call Number: E387 .N58 1983 [Catalog Record]

Remini, Robert Vincent. Martin Van Buren and the Making of the Democratic Party. New York: Columbia University Press, 1959.
LC Call Number: E387 .R4 [Catalog Record]

Silbey, Joel H. Martin Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular Politics. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.
LC Call Number: E387 .S64 2002 [Catalog Record]

Widmer, Edward L. (Ted). Martin Van Buren. New York: Times Books, 2005.
LC Call Number: E387 .W535 2005 [Catalog Record]

Wilson, Major L. The Presidency of Martin Van Buren. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1984.
LC Call Number: E387 .W54 1984 [Catalog Record]

Bibliographies

Library of Congress Manuscript Division. Calendar of the Papers of Martin Van Buren. Washington, DC: Govt. Print. Off., 1910.

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

Wise, W. Harvey. A Bibliography of Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. New York: B. Franklin, 1970.
LC Call Number: Z8443 .W81 1970 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

Doak, Robin S. Martin Van Buren. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2003.
LC Call Number: E387 .D63 2003 [Catalog Record]

Favor, Lesli J. Martin Van Buren: America's 8th President. New York: Children's Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E387 .F38 2003 [Catalog Record]

Ferry, Steven. Martin Van Buren: Our Eighth President. Mankato, MN: Child's World, 2009.
LC Call Number: E387 .F46 2009 [Catalog Record]

Lazo, Caroline Evensen. Martin Van Buren. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2005
LC Call Number: E387 .L39 2005 [Catalog Record]

Loizeau, Pierre-Marie. Martin Van Buren: the Little Magician. New York: Nove Science Publishers, 2008.
LC Call Number: E387 .L65 2008 [Catalog Record]

Rumsch, BreAnn. Martin Van Buren. Edina, MN: ABDO, 2009
LC Call Number: E387 .R86 2009 [Catalog Record]

Venezia, Mike. Martin Van Buren. New York: Children's Press, 2004.
LC Call Number: E387 .V46 2004 [Catalog Record]

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