Shakespeare in American Political History
Gayley, Charles Mills. Shakespeare and the Founders of Liberty in America. New York: Macmillan, 1917.
Hackett, James. Notes and Comments upon Certain Plays and Actors of Shakespeare, with Criticisms and Correspondence. New York: Carleton, 1863. Includes letters about Shakespeare from former president John Quincy Adams to James Hackett.
Kauffman, Michael W. American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies. New York: Random House, 2004.
McCullough, David. John Adams. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.
Randall, Willard Sterne. Thomas Jefferson: A Life. New York: Henry Holt, 1993.
Thaler, Alwin. Shakespeare and Democracy. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press, 1941.
For more about Shakespeare and American political history, also see the General Reading list.