Thirty-Two. James Madison and James Monroe Historiography: A Tale of Two Divergent Bodies of Scholarship

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Peter Daniel Haworth

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch32

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Haworth, P. D. (2012) James Madison and James Monroe Historiography: A Tale of Two Divergent Bodies of Scholarship, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch32

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. Georgetown University, 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:

  • James Madison and James Monroe historiography;
  • Monroe's foreign policy and Spanish colonies in the Americas;
  • Monroe's status, as leader and policymaker;
  • James Madison's consistency;
  • Straussian argument for Madison's consistency;
  • consistency argument, rooting Madison in the American Revolution;
  • McCoy's The Last of the Fathers;
  • The Inconsistency Thesis, Madison's changes, on principle or expediency;
  • Madison's changing positions to nonprincipled, personal-profit motives;
  • debate, surrounding Madison's performance as president

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • James Madison's Consistency

  • The Inconsistency Thesis

  • President Madison's Leadership

  • James Monroe Historiography

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading