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RQ-249881-16
Correspondence of James K. Polk
Ernest Freeberg, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Grant details: https://apps.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RQ-249881-16

UT's New Volume Of Polk Letters Sheds Light On Origin Of U.S.-Mexico Border (Media Coverage)
Publication: Chattanoogan
Date: 3/30/2017
Abstract: Coverage of publication of scholarly edition
URL: http://www.chattanoogan.com/2017/3/30/345049/UT-s-New-Volume-Of-Polk-Letters-Sheds.aspx

In James K. Polk news… (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Michael Lynch
Publication: Past in the Present
Date: 3/30/2017
Abstract: Coverage of the debate over moving James K. Polk's remains and of the publication of our scholarly edition
URL: https://pastinthepresent.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/in-james-k-polk-news/

UT’s New Volume of Polk Letters Sheds Light on Origin of US–Mexico Border (Media Coverage)
Author(s): University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Publication: Tennessee Today
Date: 3/30/2017
Abstract: Announcement of the publication of our scholarly edition in a daily publication of our institution
URL: http://tntoday.utk.edu/2017/03/30/uts-volume-polk-letters-sheds-light-origin-usmexico-border/

James K. Polk's Biggest Party Ever (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jack Neely
Publication: Visit Knoxville
Date: 4/11/2019
Abstract: On April 12 and 13, Knoxville will be the center of the mid-19th-century historian’s world, as UT hosts what some faculty are confident in claiming is the biggest scholarly gathering about the Jacksonian era—that’s more or less everything from the War of 1812 to the Civil War—in the last 25 years. Famous historians from across the country are coming to present. Some other famous historians are coming just to attend.
URL: https://www.visitknoxville.com/blog/post/james-k-polks-biggest-party-ever/

Review of Correspondence of James K. Polk, Volume XIII, August 1847–March 1848 (Review)
Author(s):
Publication: The Journal of East Tennessee History
Date: 12/31/2018
Abstract: This volume serves as the penultimate volume in the Correspondence of James K. Polk. In a fitting tribute, Cohen dedicates this volume to the editors who preceded him—Herbert Weaver, Wayne Cutler, and Tom Chaffin. The Polk Project is in capable hands as its nears its completion.
URL: http://www.easttnhistory.org/research/publications

In Texas, a group claiming to be Cherokee faces questions about authenticity (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Graham Lee Brewer
Publication: NBC News/Texas Observer/Indigenous Investigative Collaborative
Date: 10/27/2021
Abstract: The Mount Tabor Indian Community and a statue it helped erect show a failure to vet claims to Indigenous nation status, federally recognized tribal leaders say. Our project's editor, Michael David Cohen, is quoted about the undocumented assertion that Polk ordered the establishment of a Cherokee settlement in Texas in 1844.
URL: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mount-tabor-indian-community-texas-indigenous-rcna3746

James K. Polk and His Time: Essays at the Conclusion of the Polk Project (Review)
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Publication: Journal of Southern History
Date: 8/1/2023
Abstract: Review of the essay collection
URL: https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/50801

Correspondence of James K. Polk (Review)
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Publication: The Federalist
Date: 7/1/2021
Abstract: The University of Tennessee Press has published the fourteenth and final volume of the Correspondence of James K. Polk. Covering April 1848 to June 1849, it features letters from the last months of his presidency and of his life. It culminates over six decades of work by forty-three faculty, staff, and stu- dent editors at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. The 376 letters (and summaries of 1,414 more) cover the California gold rush, the debate over slavery in western territories, the forcible removal of Natives from the east, the global cholera pandemic that killed Polk, and numerous other topics in antebellum politics, diplomacy, culture, and science. Read more about the contents at https://history.utk.edu/ uts-final-volume-of-polk-letters-covers-race-disunion-and-pan- demic-in-1840s/.
URL: https://shfg.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/69%20Summer%20Federalist%202021_WEB.pdf

Correspondence of James K. Polk; Volume 14: April 1848-June 1849 (Review)
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Publication: Protoview
Date: 9/27/2023
Abstract: Polk (1795-1849) is best known for serving a single term as US president, then voluntarily retiring to private life three months before he died. Here is the final volume of his collected correspondence with Democratic colleagues, supportive voters, family members, favor seekers, and a few detractors. Together they reveal his thoughts and those of his correspondents as the nation was racing from an international conflict toward a civil war. He oversaw the war that acquired half of Mexico's territory, and took part in the debate over whether the new states would be able to permit slavery.

Community Announcements (Media Coverage)
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Publication: ADE E-Newsletter
Date: 7/1/2021
Abstract: Announcement of book's publication
URL: https://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ADE-E-Newsletter-Summer-2021.pdf

The President & The Secretary: The Troubled Partnership of James K. Polk and James Buchanan (Media Coverage)
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Publication: Lancaster County Magazine
Date: 5/1/2023
Abstract: This event is expected to take place in person at LancasterHistory on Thursday, May 18, 2023. Doors open and the reception begins at 5pm. The lecture will begin at 5:30pm. The lecture will also be streamed to Zoom at 5:30pm for those who wish to join us virtually.
URL: https://www.lancastercountymag.com/event/the-president-the-secretary-the-troubled-partnership-of-james-k-polk-and-james-buchanan/

ACC dean writes for Polk book (Media Coverage)
Author(s):
Publication: The Facts (Brazoria County, TX)
Date: 10/15/2022
Abstract: Coverage of the essay volume and Alexander Marriott's contribution
URL: https://thefacts.com/news/community/article_93d7f472-50d5-52b0-b9d1-e7292f1800c4.html

This President Secretly Purchased Enslaved Children While in Office (Media Coverage)
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Publication: History Channel
Date: 12/15/2020
Abstract: James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States, is probably best known for growing the the size of the country by more than one-third. This territorial expansion pushed the U.S. border all the way to the West Coast, precipitating a heated national debate about whether to spread slavery to even more territories. Yet as white northerners in particular became increasingly uncomfortable with slavery’s expansion, Polk sought to downplay his personal investment in the institution. Specifically, he concealed his purchase of enslaved children and young adults, whom he sent to work on his Mississippi cotton plantation while he lived in the White House. Our editor, Michael David Cohen, provides background on Polk's trading of enslaved children and quotations from the letters we have published.
URL: https://www.history.com/news/president-james-polk-slavery-children


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