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Polk Volumes Published Online

The James K. Polk Project devotes itself to publishing the letters of the United States’ eleventh president from 1845 to 1849. History Department faculty from the University of Tennessee comprise the project’s staff. The Polk Project has garnered international recognition, as well as major federal grant support.The History Department is delighted to announce the online publication of the three newest volumes of the Correspondence of James K. Polk. The James K. Polk Project, an undertaking of the History Department with the support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the Tennessee Historical Commission, has completed twelve volumes of the eleventh president’s letters. These books, published in recent years by the University of Tennessee Press, have become important resources for scholars and students of nineteenth-century U.S. history. Now, thanks to Newfound Press, the electronic imprint of the University of Tennessee Libraries, volumes 10, 11, and 12—covering July 1845 to July 1847, two key years of Polk’s presidency that included most of the U.S.-Mexican War—are available online in searchable, downloadable, and completely open-access pdf editions. They can be found at Volumes 10 and 11 were edited by Wayne Cutler; volume 12, by Tom Chaffin and current editor Michael David Cohen. Now users will have even easier access to these important primary-source documents.

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