American Early Republic: Bibliography of Primary Sources

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Source: From Liberty and Order: The First American Party Struggle, ed. and with a Preface by Lance Banning (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2004).


More authoritative texts of the documents printed in the collection may be found in the following sources:

Adams, Charles Francis, ed. The Works of John Adams. 10 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1850–1856.

Adams, Henry, ed. The Writings of Albert Gallatin. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1870.

Allen, W. B., ed. The Works of Fisher Ames, as Published by Seth Ames. 2 vols. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1983.

Banning, Lance, ed. Jefferson and Madison: Three Conversations from the Founding. Madison, Wisc.: Madison House, 1995.

Boyd, Julian P., et al., eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950–.

Cappon, Lester J., ed. The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams. 2 vols. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1959.

Commager, Henry Steele, and Milton Cantor, eds. Documents of American History. 2 vols. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1988.

Cunningham, Noble E., Jr., ed. The Early Republic, 1789–1828. New York: Harper and Row, 1968.

Dallas, George Mifflin. Life and Writings of Alexander James Dallas. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1871.

Depauw, Linda Grant, et al., eds. Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, March 4, 1789–March 3, 1791. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1972–.

Elliot, Jonathan, ed. The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution. 5 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1834–1856.

Foner, Philip S., ed. The Democratic-Republican Societies, 1790–1800: A Documentary Sourcebook of Constitutions, Declarations, Addresses, Resolutions, and Toasts. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1972.

Gales, Joseph, comp. The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States. 42 vols. Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1834–1856. Commonly referred to as Annals of Congress.

Hutchinson, William T., et al., eds. The Papers of James Madison. Chicago and Charlottesville: University of Chicago Press and University Press of Virginia, 1962–.

Jensen, Merrill, et al., eds. The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1976–.

King, Charles R., ed. The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King. 6 vols. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1894–1900.

Kohn, Richard H., ed. “Judge Alexander Addison on the Origin and History of the Whiskey Rebellion.” In The Whiskey Rebellion: Past and Present Perspectives, edited by Steven R. Boyd. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1985.

Letters of Abigail Adams to Her Husband. Boston: Little, Brown, 1886.

Marsh, Philip M., ed. A Freneau Sampler. New York: Scarecrow Press, 1963.

Meyers, Marvin, ed. The Mind of the Founder: Sources of the Political Thought of James Madison. Rev. ed. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1981.

Mitchell, Stewart, ed. New Letters of Abigail Adams, 1788–1801. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1947.

Peterson, Merrill D., ed. Thomas Jefferson: Writings. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1984.

Smith, James Morton, ed. The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison 1776–1826. 3 vols. New York: W. W. Norton, 1995.

Storing, Herbert J., ed. The Complete Anti-federalist. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.

Syrett, Harold C., and Jacob E. Cooke, eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 26 vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961–1979.

Veit, Helen E., Kenneth R. Bowling, and Charlene Banks Bickford, eds. Creating the Bill of Rights: The Documentary Record from the First Federal Congress. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.

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