James Buchanan, 1791-1868
Chapter Summary: This encyclopedia essay examines Buchanan's views on foreign policy during a long political career, with special emphasis on his four years as Secretary of State (1845-1849) and his single term as President (1857-1861).
Book Summary: This set provides a transnational view of US history, focusing on the role of Americans and the US while analyzing how the world has influenced the US and Americans. It examines the impact of US policies on the world, as well as on the domestic agenda and discusses the increasingly important role of the US, from the early days of the republic to the present. [From the Publisher]
Birkner, Michael J. "James Buchanan, 1791-1868." America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History, vol. 1. Ed. Edward J. Blum. (Farmington Hills, MI: Chartles Scribner's Sons, 2016), 157-158.