Twenty-Nine. The Domestic Life of James Monroe: The Man at Home

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Meghan C. Budinger

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch29

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Budinger, M. C. (2012) The Domestic Life of James Monroe: The Man at Home, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch29

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655221

Online ISBN: 9781118281369

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Keywords:

  • the domestic life of James Monroe, the man at home;
  • Monroe's domestic world, from the possessions left behind;
  • Monroe's care for his children, through correspondence;
  • Monroe's domestic life, always on the move;
  • French Revolution, complicating Monroe's mission;
  • Monroe's second diplomatic mission in France, Mrs. Monroe, an asset;
  • the return to Virginia, Highland, the Monroes' social world;
  • Monroe's plantation at Highland, a mixed success;
  • Virginia, bringing Monroe face-to-face with slavery;
  • Monroe's personal style, and republican restraint

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Married Man

  • Family

  • France

  • Return to Highland

  • The Issue of Slavery

  • Return to Europe

  • The Monroes in Washington

  • The Final Years

  • Further Reading