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Primary Document Sources

Digital editions

The Papers of Andrew Jackson Digital Edition. Daniel Feller, editor in chief. Annotated, indexed and searchable XML-based archive of transcribed Jackson documents selected from many repositories, including the Library of Congress, interactive with other Rotunda electronic editions. Also includes calendaring of documents. Charlottesville: The University of Virginia Press, 2015. Online at: External
The 2015 digital edition includes The Papers of Andrew Jackson documentary editing volumes one through nine, spanning the dates from 1770 to 1831. The digital edition is a proprietary electronic resource.  Access is provided at Library of Congress reading room computer work stations (via and through other participating institutions.

Documentary print editions

The Papers of Andrew Jackson (Knoxville, Tenn.: University of Tennessee Press, 1980– ). Project web site at: External
A chronological multi-volume documentary editing collection created by the Papers of Andrew Jackson documentary editing project at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Sam B. Smith, Harriet Chappell Owsley, Harold D. Moser, Sharon MacPherson, Daniel Feller, Tom Coens, Laura-Eve Moss, Erik Alexander, and others, editors, volumes 1-9 (to 1831).  A projected series of 17 volumes. Volumes include edited transcriptions of selected historical documents, scholarly annotations, document calendaring, and special appendix features.  

Correspondence of Andrew Jackson. John Spencer Bassett, editor. 7 vols. Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution, 1926-1935.  Transcripts from this edition of  transcribed historical correspondence are also available in conjunction with images of original documents in this web presentation.

The Papers of Chief John Ross.  Gary E. Moulton, editor. 2 vols.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1985.

Microfilm editions of primary documents, and Indexes

The Andrew Jackson Papers: Microform. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, c. 1967. 78 reels.

  • Index to the Andrew Jackson Papers. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Manuscript Division, 1967.  This index to the microfilm of the Andrew Jackson Papers at the Library of Congress is organized alphabetically by writer/recipient. Available online in PDF format at:
  • The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Microform. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, 1986. 39 reels.
  • The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Guide and Index to the Microfilm Editions. Harold D. Moser, et al editors. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, 1987.  Guide to Jackson microfilm editions, including those of the National Archives and Records Administration and Library of Congress. Prepared by the editors of the Papers of Andrew Jackson documentary editing project, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. PDFs online at:` id=11External

Online documents, prints, and photographs

  • The Papers of Andrew Jackson. The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
    Includes inaugural addresses and messages to Congress, and other key documents. External
  • The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
    Includes digital scans of original engravings, portraits, photographs and political drawings related to Andrew Jackson from the Library's visual collections.

Selected finding aids for manuscript collections at the Library of Congress

Secondary Sources (Books and Articles)


  • Brady, Patricia.  A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
  • Brands, H. W. Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times. New York: Anchor, 2005.
  • Burke, Pauline Wilcox.  Emily Donelson of Tennessee. 2 vols.  Richmond: Garrett and Massie, 1941. Condensed 1-volume edition edited by Jonathan M. Atkins, Knoxville: University of Tennessee, 2001
  • Cheathem, Mark R.  Andrew Jackson, Southerner. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013.
  • Earle, Jonathan H.  Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
  • Ehle, John. Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation.  New York: Anchor Books, 1988.
  • Ellis, Richard E.  The Union at Risk: Jacksonian Democracy, States' Rights, and the Nullification Crisis.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
  • Feller, Daniel.  The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
  • Holt, Michael F.  The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Inskeep, Steve. Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab. New York: Penguin Books, 2015.
  • Marszalek, John F. The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, and Sex in Andrew Jackson’s White House. New York: Free Press, 1997.
  • McFaul, John M. The Politics of Jacksonian Finance.  Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1972.
  • Meacham, Jon.  American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. New York: Random House, 2009.
  • Perdue, Theda and Michael D. Green. The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears.  New York: Penguin Library of American Indian History, 2007.
  • Remini, Robert V.  Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Empire, 1767-1821.  New York: Harper & Row, 1977.
  • _____.  Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832.  New York: Harper & Row, 1981.
  • _____.  Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845.  New York: Harper & Row, 1984.
  • Rogin, Michael Paul.  Fathers and Children: Andrew Jackson and the Subjugation of the American Indian.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975.
  • Schlesinger, Arthur M. The Age of Jackson. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1945.
  • Sellers, Charles. The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • Ward, John William.  Andrew Jackson: Symbol for an Age.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1953.
  • Wettemann, Robert P., Jr.  Privilege vs. Equality: Civil-Military Relations in the Jacksonian Era, 1815-1845.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2009.
  • Wilentz, Sean. Andrew Jackson. New York: Time Books, 2005.


  • Keck, Andrew S. "A Toast to the Union: Clark Mills' Equestrian Statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square." Records of the Columbia Historical Society (1971): 289-313.
  • Latner, Richard. "The Kitchen Cabinet and Andrew Jackson's Advisory System."  Journal of American History 65 (September 1987): 367-88.
  • McCrary, Royce C., Jr. and S. D. Ingham. "The Long Agony is Nearly Over: Samuel D. Ingham Reports on the Dissolution of Andrew Jackson's First Cabinet." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 100 (April 1976): 231-342.
  • Owsley, Harriet Chappell.  "Andrew Jackson and His Ward, Andrew Jackson Donelson." Tennessee Historical Quarterly 42 (Summer 1982): 124-39.
  • Rosen, Deborah A. "Wartime Prisoners and the Rule of Law: Andrew Jackson's Military Tribunals during the First Seminole War."  Journal of the Early Republic 28 (Winter 2008): 559-95.
  • Tregle, Joseph G.  "Andrew Jackson and the Continuing Battle of New Orleans." Journal of the Early Republic 1 (Winter 1981): 373-393.
  • Wood, Kirsten.  "'One Woman So Dangerous to Public Morals': Gender and Power in the Eaton Affair."  Journal of the Early Republic 17 (Summer 1997): 237-75.

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