Further Research


Ammon, Harry. James Monroe: The Quest for Natural Identity . New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971.

Baczko, Bronislaw. Ending the Terror: The French Revolution after Robespierre. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Cresson, W. P. James Monroe. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1946.

Estes, Todd. The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006.

Gross, Norman, ed. America’s Lawyer Presidents: From Law Office to Oval Office. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2004.

Hart, Gary, and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. James Monroe: The American Presidents’ Series: The 5th President, 1817-1925. New York: Times Books, 2005.

Perkins, Bradford. The Creation of a Republican Empire, 1776-1865. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Preston, Daniel. James Monroe: An Illustrated History. Missoula: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 2008.

Robertson, Andrew W. The Language of Democracy: Political Rhetoric in the United States and Britain, 1790-1800. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995.

Secher, Reynald. A French Genocide: The Vendee. University of Notre Dame Press, 2003.

Sharp, James R. American Politics in the Early Republic: The New Nation in Crisis. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.

Sutherland, Donald. France, 1789-1815: Revolution and Counterrevolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Wilmerding, Lucius, Jr. James Monroe, Public Claimant. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1960.


Bond, Beverly W., Jr. “The Monroe Mission To France, 1794-1796.” Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science 23, no. 2-3. (February 1907): 9-101.

Gawait, Gerard. “James Monroe, Presidential Planter.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 101, no. 2 (April 1993): 251-272.

Jollivette, Steven. “James Monroe and the Republican Triumph.” PhD diss., University of California, 1994.

Mitchell, Harvey. “The Vendee and Counterrevolution: A Review Essay.” French Historical Studies 5, no. 4 (Autumn, 1968): 405-429.

Scherr, Arthur. “The Limits of Republican Ideology: James Monroe in Thermidorian Paris, 1794-1796.” Mid-America: An Historical Review 79, no. 1 (Winter 1997): 5-45.

Primary Documents

Langston-Harrison, Lee. Images of a President: Portraits of James Monroe. Fredericksburg, VA: James Monroe Museum, 1992.

___________.A Presidential Legacy: The Monroe Collection. Fredericksburg, VA: James Monroe Museum, 1997.

Monroe, James. The People the Sovereigns. Cumberland, VA: James River Press, 1987.

___________. The Autobiography of James Monroe. Edited by Stuart Gerry Brown. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1959.

Preston, Daniel and Marlena C. DeLong, ed. The Papers of James Monroe, Volume 1: A Documentary History of the Presidential Tours of James Monroe, 1817, 1818, 1819. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.

___________. The Papers of James Monroe Volume 2: Selected Correspondence and Papers, 1776- 1794. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

Sturgis, Amy, comp. Presidents from Washington through Monroe, 1789-1825 : Debating the Issues in Pro and Con Primary Documents. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002.


American President: An Online Reference Resource: James Monroe

Ash Lawn-Highland, James Monroe’s Home

James Monroe Museum

James Monroe Papers Project

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution

Library of Congress’ American Memory

Library of Congress James Monroe Resource Guide

The Jay Treaty, 1794: Treaty of Amity Commerce and Navigation

White House Biography of James Monroe