3.03 – Source Notes



Special thanks to Jacob Collier of the Podcast on Germany for providing the intro quote for this episode!

  • Dangerfield, George. Chancellor Robert R. Livingston of New York, 1746-1813. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1960.
  • “Dearborn, Henry, (1751-1829).” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000178. [Last Accessed: 12 Aug 2019]
  • “The 4th Presidential Inauguration: Thomas Jefferson, March 04, 1801.” Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. https://www.inaugural.senate.gov/about/past-inaugural-ceremonies/4th-inaugural-ceremonies/index.html. [Last Accessed: 11 Aug 2019]
  • Hall, Kermit L, etc, eds. The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Robert R. Livingston, 14 December 1800,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-32-02-0205. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 32, 1 June 1800 – 16 February 1801, ed. Barbara B. Oberg. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005, pp. 302–304.] [Last Accessed: 14 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To James Madison, 1 February 1801,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-32-02-0381. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 32, 1 June 1800 – 16 February 1801, ed. Barbara B. Oberg. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005, p. 537.] [Last Accessed: 12 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Henry Dearborn, 18 February 1801,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-33-02-0009. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 33, 17 February–30 April 1801, ed. Barbara B. Oberg. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006, p. 13.] [Last Accessed: 12 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To James Madison, 18 February 1801,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-33-02-0012. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 33, 17 February–30 April 1801, ed. Barbara B. Oberg. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006, pp. 16–17.] [Last Accessed: 12 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Samuel Dexter, 20 February 1801,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-33-02-0021. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 33, 17 February–30 April 1801, ed. Barbara B. Oberg. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006, p. 24.] [Last Accessed: 14 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Benjamin Stoddert, 21 February 1801,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-33-02-0034. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 33, 17 February–30 April 1801, ed. Barbara B. Oberg. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006, p. 35.] [Last Accessed: 14 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “Inaugural Address [4 Mar 1801].” Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/201948. [Last Accessed: 11 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “First Inaugural Address.” The Portable Thomas Jefferson. Merrill D Peterson, ed. New York: Penguin Books, 1977 [1975]. p. 290-295.
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “Inaugural Address, March 4, reading copy, in Jefferson’s hand. March 4, 1801.” Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/pin0405/. [Last Accessed: 11 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Levi Lincoln, 5 March 1801,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-33-02-0141. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 33, 17 February–30 April 1801, ed. Barbara B. Oberg. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006, pp. 181–182.] [Last Accessed: 12 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “Notes on a Cabinet Meeting, 8 March 1801,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-33-02-0177. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 33, 17 February–30 April 1801, ed. Barbara B. Oberg. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006, pp. 219–220.] [Last Accessed: 14 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Joseph Priestley, 21 March 1801,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-33-02-0336.  [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 33, 17 February–30 April 1801, ed. Barbara B. Oberg. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006, pp. 393–395.] [Last Accessed: 11 July 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Spencer Roane, 6 September 1819,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/98-01-02-0734. [Last Accessed: 10 August 2019]
  • Ketcham, Ralph. James Madison: A Biography. Charlottesville, VA and London: University Press of Virginia, 1994 [1971].
  • Landry, Jerry. The Presidencies of the United States. 2018-2019. http://presidencies.blubrry.com.
  • “Lincoln, Levi, (1749-1820).” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=L000316. [Last Accessed: 12 Aug 2019]
  • Linden, Frank van der. The Turning Point: Jefferson’s Battle for the Presidency. Washington, DC: Robert B Luce Inc, 1962.
  • Lomask, Milton. Aaron Burr: The Years from Princeton to Vice President 1756-1805. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979.
  • Malone, Dumas. Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty: Jefferson and His Time, Volume Three. Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1962.
  • Malone, Dumas. Jefferson the President First Term, 1801-1805: Jefferson and His Time, Volume Four. Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1970.
  • McGuiness, Colleen, ed. American Leaders 1789-1994: A Biographical Summary. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1994.
  • “SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1801.” Senate Journal. Library of Congress. https://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hlaw:@field(DOCID+@lit(sj003201)). [Last Accessed: 11 Aug 2019]
  • Seale, William. The President’s House: A History, Volume One. Washington, DC: White House Historical Association, 1986.
  • Sharp, James Roger. The Deadlocked Election of 1800: Jefferson, Burr, and the Union in the Balance. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2010.
  • Smith, Jean Edward. John Marshall: Definer of a Nation. New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1996.
  • Stewart, David O. American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011.
  • Stoddert, Benjamin. “To Thomas Jefferson, 18 February 1801,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-33-02-0015. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 33, 17 February–30 April 1801, ed. Barbara B. Oberg. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006, pp. 18–19.] [Last Accessed: 14 Aug 2019]
  • “THURSDAY,March 5, 1801.” Senate Executive Journal. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?hlaw:3:./temp/~ammem_J3a7:: [Last Accessed: 11 Aug 2019]
  • White, Leonard D. The Jeffersonians: A Study in Administrative History 1801-1829. New York: The Macmillan Co, 1956 [1951].

Featured Image: “Thomas Jefferson” by Gilbert Stuart [c. 1805], courtesy of Wikipedia


3.03 – The Revolution of 1800



Year(s) Discussed: 1800-1801

As Jefferson assumed office and Democratic-Republicans took control of the federal government in March 1801, new leaders emerged while others exited the stage or moved to the periphery. The new administration would get its start still dealing with the aftermath of the recent contentious election, and the new President had to weigh, with his words and his first decisions, how to balance his obligations to his party and the best interests of the nation. Sources used for this episode can be found at http://presidencies.blubrry.com.

Featured Image: “Election Day in Philadelphia” by John Lewis Krimmel [c. 1815], courtesy of Wikipedia


3.02 – Source Notes



Special thanks to Alex for providing one of the intro quotes for this episode!

  • Appleby, Joyce. Thomas Jefferson. New York: Times Books, 2003.
  • Boles, John B. Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty. New York: Basic Books, 2017.
  • Brodie, Fawn M. Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History. New York: Bantam Books, 1985 [1974].
  • Cunningham, Noble E., Jr. In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988 [1987].
  • Gordon-Reed, Annette. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy. Charlottesville, VA and London: University Press of Virginia, 1997 [1997].
  • Gordon-Reed, Annette, and Peter Onuf. “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination. New York and London: Liveright Publishing, 2016.
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “III. Jefferson’s “original Rough draught” of the Declaration of Independence, 11 June–4 July 1776,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-01-02-0176-0004. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 1, 1760–1776, ed. Julian P. Boyd. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950, pp. 423–428.] [Last Accessed: 14 Jul 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Richard Henry Lee, 29 July 1776,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-01-02-0196. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 1, 1760–1776, ed. Julian P. Boyd. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950, pp. 477–478.] [Last Accessed: 4 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “Notes on the State of Virginia.” The Portable Thomas Jefferson. Merrill D Peterson, ed. New York: Penguin Books, 1977 [1975]. p. 23-232.
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Chastellux, 26 November 1782,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-06-02-0192. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 6, 21 May 1781–1 March 1784, ed. Julian P. Boyd. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1952, pp. 203–204.] [Last Accessed: 9 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Littleton W. Tazewell, 17 March 1800,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-31-02-0385. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 31, 1 February 1799 – 31 May 1800, ed. Barbara B. Oberg. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004, pp. 442–443.] [Last Accessed: 10 Aug 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Henry Lee, 8 May 1825,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/98-01-02-5212. [Last Accessed: 2 Aug 2019]
  • Ketcham, Ralph. James Madison: A Biography. Charlottesville, VA and London: University Press of Virginia, 1994 [1971].
  • Kierner, Cynthia A. Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
  • Kranish, Michael. Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Landry, Jerry. The Presidencies of the United States. 2018-2019. http://presidencies.blubrry.com.
  • Malone, Dumas. Jefferson the Virginian: Jefferson and His Time, Volume One. Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1948.
  • Malone, Dumas. Jefferson and the Rights of Man: Jefferson and His Time Volume Two. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co, 1951.
  • Malone, Dumas. Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty: Jefferson and His Time, Volume Three. Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1962.
  • McCullough, David. John Adams. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001.
  • Meacham, Jon. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. New York: Random House, 2012.
  • Peterson, Merrill D. “Thomas Jefferson and Commercial Policy, 1783-1793.” The William and Mary Quarterly. 22:4 [Oct 1965] 584-610.
  • Reardon, John J. Edmund Randolph: A Biography. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co, 1974.
  • White, Leonard D. The Federalists: A Study in Administrative History. New York: Macmillan Co, 1948.
  • Wood, Gordon S. Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. New York: Penguin Press, 2017.

3.02 – Jefferson Pre-Presidency Part Two



Year(s) Discussed: 1774-1801

Between the publication of “Summary View of the Rights of British America” and his assuming the presidency, Jefferson made a name for himself by drafting the Declaration of Independence, struggled to see his home state of Virginia through the Revolution as governor, experienced a devastating personal loss, and served the new nation at home and abroad. Though his rise in national prominence as the leader of the opposition would ultimately lead to him becoming the third President, not only his public record but also various facets of Jefferson’s personal life would pose challenges for the new administration before it even began. Sources used for this episode can be found at http://presidencies.blubrry.com.

Featured Images: “Thomas Jefferson” by Mather Brown [c. 1786], courtesy of Wikipedia, and “Thomas Jefferson” by Rembrandt Peale [c. 1800], courtesy of Wikipedia


3.01 – Source Notes



Special thanks to Chris Flynn of the Number 10 Podcast for providing the intro quote for this episode!

  • Brodie, Fawn M. Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History. New York: Bantam Books, 1985 [1974].
  • Cunningham, Noble E., Jr. In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988 [1987].
  • Gordon-Reed, Annette, and Peter Onuf. “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination. New York and London: Liveright Publishing, 2016.
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To John Harvie, 14 January 1760,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-01-02-0001. Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 1, 1760–1776, ed. Julian P. Boyd. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950, p. 3.] [Last Accessed: 2 Jul 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 24 November 1808,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/99-01-02-9151. [Last Accessed: 24 Jun 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To William W. Hening, 25 July 1809,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/03-01-02-0305. [Original source: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, vol. 1, 4 March 1809 to 15 November 1809, ed. J. Jefferson Looney. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004, pp. 369–370.] [Last Accessed: 3 Jul 2019]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 6 Jan.-29 July 1821, 6 January 1821,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/98-01-02-1756. [Last Accessed: 24 Jun 2019]
  • Kierner, Cynthia A. Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
  • Landry, Jerry. The Presidencies of the United States. 2018-2019. http://presidencies.blubrry.com.
  • Malone, Dumas. Jefferson the Virginian: Jefferson and His Time, Volume One. Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1948.
  • Meacham, Jon. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. New York: Random House, 2012.
  • Peterson, Merrill D, ed. The Portable Thomas Jefferson. New York: Penguin Books, 1977.

Featured Image: “George Wythe, Signer of the Declaration of Independence” by James Barton Longacre, courtesy of Wikipedia


3.01 – Jefferson Pre-Presidency Part One



Year(s) Discussed: 1612-1774

From his birth in Albemarle County, VA, Thomas Jefferson’s personality and public career began to take shape through his education at William and Mary, and his introduction to the world of politics in colonial Virginia. Along the way, he would be influenced by family members and mentors and would in turn start to impact his own young family, his neighbors, those individuals he enslaved, and the course of events in British North America. Sources used in this episode can be found at http://presidencies.blubrry.com.

Featured Image: “Rebuilt Wren building with Italianate towers c. 1859” [1875], courtesy of Wikipedia


2.26 – Source Notes



Alcoholism/Substance Abuse Treatment Resources

Suicide Prevention Resources

Sources referenced for this episode:

  • Adams, John. “To Thomas Jefferson, 17 February 1786,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed April 11, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/06-18-02-0083. [Original source: The Adams Papers, Papers of John Adams, vol. 18, December 1785–January 1787, ed. Gregg L. Lint, Sara Martin, C. James Taylor, Sara Georgini, Hobson Woodward, Sara B. Sikes, Amanda M. Norton. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016, pp. 165–167.] [Last Accessed: 6 Aug 2019]
  • Cappon, Lester J, ed. The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams. Chapel Hill, NC and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1987 [1959].
  • Ferling, John. John Adams: A Life. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2010 [1992].
  • Lambert, Frank. The Barbary Wars: American Independence in the Atlantic World. New York: Hill and Wang, 2007 [2005].
  • Landry, Jerry. The Presidencies of the United States. 2018-2019. http://presidencies.blubrry.com.
  • McCullough, David. John Adams. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001.
  • Nagel, Paul C. John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1997.

Images used for this episode:

  • “The Ajax, a Man of War, sailing into Portsmouth Harbour, with a View of South Sea Castle” by Carington Bowles [1783] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Ajax,_a_Man_of_War,_sailing_into_Portsmouth_Harbour,_with_a_View_of_South_Sea_Castle_NMM_PU7566_(cropped).jpg
  • “Interior of the Great Hall on the Binnenhof in The Hague, during the Great Assembly of the States-General in 1651,” attributed to Bartholomeus van Bassen and Anthonie Palamedes [c. 1651-1652] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Great_Assembly_of_the_States-General_in_1651_01.jpg
  • “American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Agreement with Great Britain (unfinished oil sketch)” by Benjamin West [c. 1783-1784] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Treaty_of_Paris_by_Benjamin_West_1783.jpg
  • “Dam square, Amsterdam” by Gerrit Adriaenszoon Berckheyde [c. late 17th century] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AmsterdamDamsquar.jpg
  • “George Washington” by Gilbert Stuart [c. 1795-1796] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Washington_by_Gilbert_Stuart,_1795-96.png
  • “Barbaria” by Jan Janssonius [c. 1650] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Atlas_Van_der_Hagen-KW1049B13_057-BARBARIA.jpeg
  • “Official Presidential Portrait of Thomas Jefferson” by Rembrandt Peale [c. 1800] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Official_Presidential_portrait_of_Thomas_Jefferson_(by_Rembrandt_Peale,_1800).jpg
  • “John Adams” by Gilbert Stuart [c. 1800-1815] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Adams,_Gilbert_Stuart,_c1800_1815.jpg
  • “Official Presidential Portrait of John Adams” by John Trumbull [c. 1792-1793] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Official_Presidential_portrait_of_John_Adams_(by_John_Trumbull,_circa_1792).jpg
  • “Thomas Jefferson” by John Trumbull [c. 1788] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Jefferson_by_John_Trumbull_1788.jpg
  • “John Adams” by Charles Willson Peale [c. 1791-1794] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Adams_-_by_Charles_Willson_Peale.jpg
  • “Thomas Pinckney” by John Trumbull (original); WC Armstrong (engraving) [] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Pinckney.jpg
  • “Portrait of John Adams” by Eliphalet Frazer Andrews [1881] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Adams_reverse_image_by_Andrews.jpg
  • “Portrait of John Adams” by Gilbert Stuart [c. 1815] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:jadams.jpg
  • “Oliver Wolcott Jr” by Gilbert Stuart [c. 1820] https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Oliver_Wolcott_Jr_by_Gilbert_Stuart_circa_1820.jpeg
  • “Alexander Hamilton” by William J Weaver https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alexander_Hamilton_By_William_J_Weaver.jpg
  • “Portrait of President John Adams” by Gilbert Stuart [c. 1821] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Adams_-_by_Gilbert_Stuart_-_c_1821_-_Natl_Portrait_Gallery_Washington_DC.jpg
  • “Portrait of George Washington Adams, son of John Quincy Adams” by Charles Bird King [c. 1820] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:George_Washington_Adams.jpg
  • “John Quincy Adams” by George Peter Alexander Healy [1858] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Quincy_Adams_by_GPA_Healy,_1858.jpg
  • “John Adams II, son of President John Quincy Adams” by unknown [c. 1820] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Adams_II.jpg
  • “John Quincy Adams” by Gilbert Stuart [1818] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:635px-Gilbert_Stuart_-_John_Quincy_Adams_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

 


2.26 – Adams Q&A



Year(s) Discussed: 1735-1848

I asked for your questions to wrap up our series on the second POTUS, and you sent in some great ones! In this episode, we discuss everything from Adams’s tenure as US Minister to the Netherlands to his relationship with his family members to his and JQA’s legacies to what kind of food he liked. Thanks to everyone who sent in questions! For those listening through a podcatcher, my apologies for the audio quality – I recorded it as a video and had to add in alternate audio later as I referenced what would be shown on the screen. If you’d like to watch the video instead, it’s available at https://vimeo.com/presidencies/2-26-adams-qa.

Sources used for this episode as well as other resources referenced can be found at http://presidencies.blubrry.com.

Featured Image: “Bust of John Adams from the Senate Vice Presidential Bust Collection” by Daniel Chester French [c. 1890], courtesy of Wikipedia


V004 – Source Notes



Special thanks to Zach for sharing his time and insight with us! To learn more about Zach’s work on Elias Polk:

  • “James K Polk: Ancestry, Politics, & Policies.” C-SPAN. 12 Apr 2019. https://www.c-span.org/video/?459435-3/james-k-polk-ancestry-politics-policies
  • Kinslow, Zacharie. “Enslaved and Entrenched: The Complex Life of Elias Polk.” White House Historical Association. 2018. https://www.whitehousehistory.org/enslaved-and-entrenched

Images Used in the Video:

  • “Zacharie Kinslow” (3 photos) courtesy of Zacharie Kinslow
  • “Elias Polk“, illustration originally from the Daily American newspaper in Elias Polk’s obituary announcement, 31 Dec 1886, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Elias_Polk.jpg
  • “James Knox Polk” by George Peter Alexander Healy [Oct 1858] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Knox_Polk_by_GPA_Healy,_1858.jpg
  • “Portrait of Mrs. James K Polk” by George Dury after George Peter Alexander Healy [1883] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polk_sarah.jpg
  • “Daguerreotype of Dolley Madison” by Mathew Brady [1848] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Daguerreotype_of_Dolley_Madison.jpg
  • “A gathering on the South Portico of the White House of President Polk, Dolley Madison, and James Buchanan” by John Plumbe Jr [1848] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dolly_MAdison.jpg
  • “Paul Jennings” [pre-1874] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_Jennings.jpg
  • “Polk/Dallas Campaign Banner” by Nathaniel Currier firm [1844] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polk_Dallas_campaign_banner.jpg
  • “James Knox Polk” by George Peter Alexander Healy [1846] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JamesKnoxPolk.png
  • “John Quincy Adams” [c. 1855-1865 (copy)] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Q._Adams.jpg
  • “Oil on canvas portrait of Henry Clay” by Henry F Darby [1858] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clay_portrait.jpg
  • “Andrew Jackson” by Thomas Scully [1824] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Andrew_Jackson.jpg
  • “Lithograph of Andrew Jackson destroying the Second Bank of the United States” by Edward W Clay [c. 1832-1833] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1832bank1.jpg
  • “A portrait of New York Governor and US President Martin Van Buren” by Daniel Huntington [c. late 19th/early 20th century] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MVanBuren.png
  • “James K Polk” [c. 1846], courtesy of Zacharie Kinslow
  • “James K Polk” [c. 1849], courtesy of Zacharie Kinslow
  • “New Orleans lithograph from 1852” by J W Hill & Smith [1852] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_Orleans_lithograph_from_1852.jpg
  • “The Polk House,” courtesy of Zacharie Kinslow
  • “Grundy Place” [pre-1845] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GrundyPlace.jpg
  • “Hernán Cortés” (portrait given to James K Polk), courtesy of Zacharie Kinslow
  • “The Death of James K Polk,” courtesy of Zacharie Kinslow
  • “James and Sarah Polk” [1848-1849] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_K_Polk_and_Sarah_C_Polk.jpg
  • “Sarah Childress Polk” by George Dury [1875] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sarahdurry.gif.jpg
  • “Portrait of Thomas Morris Chester, taken in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania circa 1870” by David C Burnite [1870] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Morris_Chester.jpg
  • “Frederick Douglass” by George Kendall Warren [1879] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frederick_Douglass_(circa_1879).jpg

Featured Images: “James Knox Polk” by George Peter Alexander Healy [Oct 1858] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Knox_Polk_by_GPA_Healy,_1858.jpg and “Portrait of Mrs. James K Polk” by George Dury after George Peter Alexander Healy [1883] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polk_sarah.jpg


V004 – Interview with Zacharie Kinslow



Year(s) Discussed: 1795-1891

On the anniversary of James K Polk’s death, I spoke with Zacharie Kinslow of the President James K Polk Home and Museum in Columbia, TN about the 11th President and his wife Sarah Childress Polk. Zach also shares his research on the life of Elias Polk, an enslaved individual whose life after attaining freedom following the Civil War provides insight into life for African-Americans in the Reconstruction Era and the Gilded Age. Images used for this episode as well as links to Zach’s article on Elias and video of a presentation at a conference on Polk can be found at http://presidencies.blubrry.com.

Featured Images: “Zacharie Kinslow” and “Elias Polk”, courtesy of Zacharie Kinslow