This bibliography provides access to both primary sources and the secondary literature on John Adams.
Following a long and distinguished public career, John Adams had a turbulent presidency. Sandwiched between the presidencies of Washington and Jefferson, Adams received less attention from contemporary writers. Since the 1960s, however, scholars have begun to turn their attention to John Adams. This bibliography provides access to both primary sources and the secondary literature on John Adams. The volume also includes a short chronology of Adams' life and author and subject indexes.
Foreword by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Editor's Preface Introduction and Acknowledgments Abbreviations Chronology. Manuscript and Archival Resources Contemporary Newspapers Writings of John Adams Biographical Publications Genealogy, Youth and Early Career, 1735-1765 The American Protest Movement, 1763-1774 Member of Congress, 1774-1777 Revolutionary Diplomatic Activities, 1778-1783 Minister to Great Britain, 1784-1788 Vice President of the United States, 1789-1797 Election of 1796 President of the United States, 1797-1801 Election of 1800 Post-Presidential Years, 1801-1826 Personal Life of John Adams Historiographical Materials; Iconography Periodical Sources Index to Authors Index to Subjects
Reviews ...The books in this series represent important contributions to the study of the presideny because they provide a comprehensive, scholarly foundation to begin researching a president.—Choice