James A. Garfield: A Bibliography


Although his presidency lasted only 200 days, Garfield's full public life intersected much of American history—from the Ohio state legislature, to Civil War battlefields, to the halls of Congress, to the White House. In recent years, as historians have come to place greater importance on the Gilded Age, acknowledging that this age of transformation was more complex, diverse, and significant than previous stereotypes allowed, Garfield has also increased in importance. Although he was shot 120 days after his ...

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Although his presidency lasted only 200 days, Garfield's full public life intersected much of American history—from the Ohio state legislature, to Civil War battlefields, to the halls of Congress, to the White House. In recent years, as historians have come to place greater importance on the Gilded Age, acknowledging that this age of transformation was more complex, diverse, and significant than previous stereotypes allowed, Garfield has also increased in importance. Although he was shot 120 days after his inauguration, Garfield was one of the most politically experienced presidents in decades, and his life provides a valuable perspective on a pivotal time of transition. This bibliography provides a useful guide to the Garfield literature.

Arranged chronologically, the book contains sections on Garfield's childhood and education, his military career, including the Civil War battles of Sandy Creek and Chickamauga, and his political career. Special sections are devoted to the dramatic 1880 Republican convention and the close presidential election that followed. The volume also covers sources on his short administration and the outpouring of grief upon his death.

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A bibliography of books, book chapters, articles, and dissertations on Garfield, arranged chronologically in sections on his education, military career, and political career, with special sections on the 1880 Republican convention, the election that followed, key issues of the Garfield administration, administration personalities, Garfield's personal life, and historical assessments. Other sections list manuscripts and archival resources, and Garfield's writings and speeches. A final section lists collections of portraits and medals, plays, music, films, and videos. Entries contain bibliographic information and one-sentence descriptions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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ROBERT O. RUPP is Associate Professor of History at West Virginia Wesleyan College. His interest is in American politics and the American Presidency. He coauthored Andrew Jackson: A Bibliography (Greenwood, 1990).

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Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Editor's Preface xvii
Introduction and Acknowledgments xix
Chronology xxiii
1. Manuscript and Archival Resources 1
A. Unpublished Personal and Administrative Papers of James A. Garfield 1
B. Published Personal and Administrative Papers of James A. Garfield 3
C. Unpublished Personal and Administrative Papers of Associates of James A. Garfield 4
1. Members of the Cabinet 4
2. Supreme Court Justices 6
3. Members of Congress 7
4. Associates 11
5. Former Presidents 13
D. Published Administrative and Personal Papers of Associates of James A. Garfield 15
1. Members of the Cabinet 15
2. Supreme Court Justices 15
3. Members of Congress 15
4. Associates 16
5. Former Presidents 17
E. Contemporary Newspapers and Periodicals 17
1. Ohio Newspapers by City 17
2. National Papers by City 18
3. National Periodicals 20
2. Writings and Speeches of James Garfield 21
A. Published Articles in Chronological Order 21
B. Other Published Writings 22
C. Pre-Presidential Speeches 22
D. Presidential Speeches and Addresses 28
3. Biographical Publications 29
4. Childhood 35
5. Education 39
A. Hiram College 39
B. Williams College 41
C. Education Views 41
6. Antebellum Years and Ohio Politics 43
7. Military Career 45
A. Civil War Histories and Generals 45
B. Garfield as General and Ohio's Role 47
C. Kentucky Campaign 48
D. General Fitz-John Porter's Court-martial 48
E. Army of the Cumberland: Chickamauga 50
1. Battle Accounts 50
2. Generals at Chickamauga 50
8. General Works on Politics 55
A. National Politics and Parties in the Gilded Age 55
B. Ohio Political Studies 59
9. Congressional Career, 1862-1880 61
A. Congress 61
B. Reconstruction and Johnson Impeachment 63
C. Education Reform 65
D. Federal Army Reform 66
E. Scandals 67
1. "Black Friday" Gold Panic Investigation 67
2. Credit Mobilier 67
3. DeGolyer Incident 67
10. Compromise of 1877 69
A. Articles and Monographs 69
B. Government Reports on the 1876 Election 71
C. Samuel J. Tilden, Democratic Candidate in 1876 72
11. Legal Career and the Milligan Court Case 73
12. Presidential Election of 1880 75
A. Republican Convention of 1880 75
B. Campaign 77
C. Morey Letter and the Chinese Issue 79
D. Election Literature 80
E. Presidential Candidates in 1880 82
1. Dow, Neal 82
2. Hancock, Winfield Scott 83
3. Weaver, James Baird 84
13. The Garfield Administration 87
A. Inauguration 87
B. Cabinet: Formation and Administration 88
C. Congress and the Conkling Crisis 89
D. Patronage, the Spoils System, and Civil Service Reform 90
E. Congressional Documents 91
F. Race and Sectional Tensions 92
G. Tariff 93
H. Trust and Monopoly Questions 94
I. Currency Questions 94
J. Foreign Relations 96
1. General 96
2. Garfield Administration 97
14. Administration Personalities 101
A. Members of the Cabinet 101
1. Arthur, Chester A. 101
2. Blaine, James G. 102
3. Hunt, William Henry 103
4. James, Thomas Lemuel 104
5. Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan 104
6. Lincoln, Robert Todd 104
7. Mac Veagh, Wayne 104
8. Windom, William 105
B. Supreme Court Justices 105
1. Chase, Salmon P. 105
2. Matthews, Stanley 105
C. Members of Congress 106
1. Allison, William Boyd 106
2. Bayard, Thomas Francis 106
3. Cameron, James Donald 106
4. Chandler, William Eaton 106
5. Conkling, Roscoe 107
6. Cox, Jacob Dolson 107
7. Cox, Samuel Sullivan 108
8. Dorsey, Stephen W. 108
9. Edmunds, George Franklin 108
10. Hewitt, Abram Stevens 109
11. Hoar, George Frisbie 109
12. Ingalls, John James 109
13. Kelley, William D. 109
14. Logan, John A. 109
15. Mahone, William 110
16. Platt, Thomas Collier 110
17. Plumb, Preston 111
18. Schenck, Robert Cumming 111
19. Sherman, John 111
20. Vallandigham, Clement L. 112
21. Wade, Benjamin Franklin 112
D. Associates 113
1. Black, Jeremiah Sullivan 113
2. Depew, Chauncey M. 113
3. Gould, Jay 113
4. Hay, John 114
5. Hinsdale, Burke Aaron 114
6. Hopkins, Mark 115
7. Ingersoll, Robert G. 115
8. Kelly, John 116
9. Morton, Levi P. 116
10. Reid, Whitelaw 116
11. Wells, David A. 117
E. Former Presidents 118
1. Grant, Ulysses S. 118
2. Hayes, Rutherford B. 119
3. Lincoln, Abraham 121
15. Assassination 123
A. Assassination and Medical Treatment 123
B. Assassin and Trial 127
C. Obituaries 134
1. Eulogies 134
2. Published Eulogies 135
3. Poems 136
4. Other Presidential Obituaries 136
D. Memorials and Memorabilia 136
16. Personal Life of James A. Garfield 139
A. Family 139
1. Garfield, Eliza Ballou 139
2. Garfield, Lucretia Rudolph 139
3. Garfield, Abram 140
4. Garfield, Edward 140
5. Garfield, Eliza Arabella 140
6. Garfield, Harry Augustus 140
7. Garfield, Irvin McDowell 141
8. Garfield, James Rudolph 141
9. Stanley-Brown, Mary ("Mollie") Garfield 141
B. Personal Habits and Travel 142
C. Religion 143
D. Lawnfield 145
17. Other Views of Garfield and His Times 147
18. Historical Assessments 149
A. Ratings and Reviews 149
B. Evaluations 150
C. General Histories of the Presidency and Nation 152
D. Bibliographies 154
E. Historical Sites 156
19. Iconography of the President 157
A. Portraits and Medals 157
B. Plays and Music 158
C. Films and Videotapes 158
Periodicals Consulted 159
Index to Authors 163
Index to Subjects 177
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