College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jeffrey Malanson

Dr. Jeffrey MalansonJeffrey Malanson, Associate Professor 
E-mail: malansoj@ipfw.edu
Office: LA 203
Office Hours:  MWF 10:00 - 11:00 AM and by appointment
Phone: 260-481-6694
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Jeffrey J. Malanson earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Clark University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston College. As a historian, his research focuses on U.S. politics and foreign policy from the 1780s to the 1850s. His first book, Addressing America: George Washington’s Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852, was published by Kent State University Press in 2015. He has also published articles in the Journal of the Early Republic, the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, and Diplomatic History. At IPFW he teaches the first half of the American History survey, the department’s course on oral communication, and upper-level courses on Colonial America, Revolutionary America, U.S. From 1789-1840, American Diplomatic History 1776-1920, Atlantic World 1400-1900, and a senior seminar on the U.S. Founding Fathers. Dr. Malanson is also the editor-in-chief of Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History.

 

Research Interests:

U.S. politics and foreign policy from the 1780s to the 1850s

I am currently working on a book tentatively titled, Hamilton and Madison: Nationalism and Political Principles in the Early Republic.

 

Publications:

Book

Addressing America: George Washington’s Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852. New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2015.

Articles and Book Chapters

“The Founding Fathers and the Election of 1864.” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 36 (Summer 2015): 1-25.

“‘If I Had It in His Hand-Writing I Would Burn It’: Federalists and the Authorship Controversy over George Washington’s Farewell Address, 1808-1859.” Journal of the Early Republic 34 (Summer 2014): 219-42.

“Manifest Destiny: The Monroe Doctrine and Westward Expansion (1816-1861).” In The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History, The Colonial Period to 1877. Edited by Christos Frentzos and Antonio Thompson, 215-22. New York: Routledge, 2014.

“Foreign Policy in the Presidential Era.” In A Companion to George Washington. Edited by Edward G. Lengel, 506-23. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2012.

“George Washington.” In Chronology of the U.S. Presidency. Edited by Mathew Manweller, 4 vols., 1:1-34. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012.

“James Knox Polk.” In Chronology of the U.S. Presidency. Edited by Mathew Manweller, 4 vols., 1:327-55. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012.

“‘Entangling Alliances with None’: John Quincy Adams, James K. Polk, and the Impact of Conflicting Interpretations.” New England Journal of History 66 (Fall 2009): 26-36.

“The Congressional Debate over U.S. Participation in the Congress of Panama, 1825-1826: Washington’s Farewell Address, Monroe’s Doctrine, and the Fundamental Principles of U.S. Foreign Policy.” Diplomatic History 30 (Nov. 2006): 813-38.

“Comparison of the Structure and Accuracy of Two Land Change Models.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science 19 (Feb. 2005): 243-65 (with Robert G. Pontius Jr.).

Reviews

Democracy’s Muse: How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party Fanatic, All While Being Dead, by Andrew Burstein. Political Science Quarterly. Forthcoming.

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe, edited by Stuart Leibiger. Presidential Studies Quarterly. Forthcoming.

“Pragmatism vs. Idealism in Jeffersonian Statecraft: A Review of Francis D. Cogliano’s Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy.” Passport: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Review 45 (Jan. 2015): 12-14. Roundtable review with Jay Sexton, Eliga H. Gould, Shannon E. Duffy, Robert J. Allison, and Francis D. Cogliano.

The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013, by Noel Maurer. Enterprise & Society 15 (Sept. 2014): 577-79.

The First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy, by Jeffrey L. Pasley. Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 112 (Spring 2014): 287-89.

“A Year of Consequence.” Review of 1863: Lincoln’s Pivotal Year, edited by Harold Holzer and Sara Vaughn Gabbard. Fort Wayne (IN) Journal Gazette, 5 May 2013.

“Monroe’s Doctrine or Monroe Doctrines? A Review of Jay Sexton’s The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America.” Passport: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Review 43 (Apr. 2012): 7-9. Roundtable review with Alan McPherson, William Earl Weeks, and Jay Sexton.

 

Courses:

Fall 2017

-HIST American Diplomatic History I

-HIST H105 American History to 1877


Spring 2018

-HIST H105 American History to !877

-HIST H125 Great Debates: Introduction to History Commnunication

-HIST J495 Senior Seminar: Hamilton's America