mail: Department of History
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Jeffrey J. Malanson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
My research focuses on early American politics and foreign policy, with an emphasis on the ways the lives, legacies, and historical memory of the founding fathers were used by Americans for a variety of political and diplomatic ends.
My first book project, Addressing America: George Washington’s Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852, reevaluates the importance of George Washington’s presidential Farewell Address in the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century. The Farewell Address was a critical document in shaping U.S. foreign policy and political culture, yet has largely disappeared from the historical record beyond its first publication.
Addressing America will be published as part of Kent State University Press’s series, “New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations,” in 2015.
Selected Publications and Works in Progress
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, forthcoming).
“‘George Washington, the founder of American independence, and Abraham Lincoln, the liberator of the slave’: The Founding Fathers and the Election of 1864.” Article manuscript currently under review.
“‘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. Available here.
“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, eds. Christos Frentzos and Antonio Thompson (New York: Routledge, 2014), 215-22.
“Foreign Policy in the Presidential Era,” in A Companion to George Washington, ed. Edward G. Lengel (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2012), 506-23.
“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. Available here.
At IPFW, I teach classes on American History from the colonial period through the Civil War, on U.S. foreign policy from the American Revolution through World War I, and on the Atlantic World from 1400-1900. In the coming semesters I will teach:
HIST-H105: American History to 1877 – MWF, 8:00-8:50am, 9:00-9:50am
HIST-A345: American Diplomatic History I: 1776-1920 – WF, 12:00-1:15pm
HIST-H105: American History to 1877 – MWF, 8:00-8:50am
HIST-H125: Great Debates: An Introduction to Historical Communication – MWF, 11:00-11:50am
HIST-J495: Senior Seminar: The Founding Fathers – M, 1:30-4:15pm
LBST-D501: The Uses of the Past – W, 4:30-7:15pm
Summer II 2015
HIST-H105: American History to 1877 – MTR, 10:00am-12:20pm
HIST-H360: Atlantic World, 1400-1900 – online course