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  1. Adams, John Quincy. 1928. The Diary of John Quincy Adams 1794-1845, American Political, Social and Intellectual Life from Washington to Polk. Ed. Allan Nevins. New York: Scribner’s, 1951.
  2. Adams, John. “Letter to Benjamin Rush, 18 April 1790.” The Works of John Adams. Ed. Charles Francis Adams. 10 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1850-6. IX: 565-7. Hathi Trust.
  3. Jefferson, Thomas. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Eds. Andrew Lipscomb and Albert Ellery Bergh. Memorial Edition. Washington D.C.: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1903-4. 20 vols. Hathi Trust.
  4. Parisi, Jay and Stephen Young, eds. Dear Editor. A History of Poetry in Letters. The First Fifty Years, 1912-1962. New York: Norton, 2002.
  5. Preda, Roxana. “Chronology of The Second Bank of The United States 1816–1841.” In Ezra Pound’s (Post)modern Poetics and Politics. Logocentrism, Language and Truth. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. 282-4.
  6. Terrell, Carroll F. “Canto XXXVII.” A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Berkeley: California UP, 1993. 144-53.
  7. Van Atta, John. “‘A Lawless Rabble.’ Henry Clay and the Cultural Politics of Squatters’ Rights, 1832-1841.” Journal of the Early Republic28.3 (Fall 2008): 337-8.



  1. “James Kent.”
  2. “John Eaton.” Wikipedia.
  3. “Peggy Eaton.” Encyclopedia Britannica online, 4 April 2019.
  4. “Van Buren Timeline.” The Papers of Martin van Buren.
  5. Portraits of Martin van Buren. The New York Public Library Digital Collections.
  6. Preda, Roxana. “Canto XXXI.” In The Online Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound. The Cantos Project. 
  7. Silber, William L. “Why Did FDR’s Bank Holiday Succeed?” Economic Policy Review 15.1 (July 2009): 19-30. Federal Reserve Bank of New
  8. Ventre, John E. “John Quincy Adams’ Role in American Astronomy.” Cincinnati Observatory, February 2014. Free online.



  1. “Floride Calhoun.” N.d. Wikimedia Commons.
  2. “Peggy Eaton [middle-aged]. Photograph, n.d. Britannica Online.
  3. “Peggy Eaton [young]. Cigar Box illustration. “History Brief. The Peggy Eaton Scandal.” Reading Through History, 7 May 2018.
  4. “Roger B. Taney.” Engraving, ca. 1833. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Library of Congress.Wikipedia.
  5. Alexander Francis. Marin van Buren. Oil on canvas, 1830-40. White House Historical Association.
  6. Alexander, Francis. Daniel Webster. Oil on canvas, 1835. Washington D.C.: National Portrait Gallery. Wikimedia Commons. Arts and Culture
  7. Ames, Ezra. Martin van Buren. Oil on canvas, ca. 1828-29. Albany Institute of History and Art. Wikimedia Commons.
  8. Darby, Henry F. Portrait of Henry Clay. Oil on canvas, 1858. United States Senate.
  9. Durand, Asher Brown. John Quincy Adams. Oil on canvas, ca. 1835. New York Historical Society. Washington D.C.: National Portrait Gallery.
  10. Healy, George Peter Alexander. John Calhoun. Oil on canvas, ca. 1845. Washington D.C. : National Portrait Gallery.
  11. Healy, George Peter Alexander. Martin van Buren. Oil on canvas, 1858. Washington D.C. : White House. Wikimedia commons.
  12. Inman, Henry. Judge John Marshall. Oil on canvas, 1832. Richmond: Virginia State Library. Wikipedia.
  13. Inman, Henry. Nicholas Biddle. Oil on canvas, 1834. Philadelphia: Atwater Kent Museum. Wikimedia Commons
  14. Jarvis, John Wesley. Ambrose Spencer. Oil on canvas, ca. 1818. New York Historical Society.
  15. Jarvis, John Wesley. Daniel. D. Tompkins. Oil on canvas, ca. 1840. Albany: New York State Capitol. Hall of Governors.
  16. Jarvis, John Wesley. DeWitt Clinton. Oil on canvas, 1816. Washington D.C.: National Portrait Gallery.
  17. Lambdin, James. William Henry Harrison. Oil on canvas, 1835. Washington D.C. : White House. Wikimedia Commons.
  18. Parker, G. Stephen van Rensselaer III. Engraving after a miniature by C. Fraser, ca. 1835. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Wikimedia Commons.
  19. Peale, Rembrandt. James Kent. Oil on canvas, ca 1835. Washington: National Portrait Gallery.
  20. Sully, Thomas. Andrew Jackson. Oil on canvas, 1845. Washington DC: National Portrait Gallery.
  21. Vanderlyn, John. Joseph C. Yates. Oil on canvas, 1827. New York: City Hall. NYC design.


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