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mail:   Department of History

         2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.

         Fort Wayne, IN 46805


Curriculum Vitae


Faculty Research Page

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.


I am currently researching my second book, tentatively titled, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton: The Relationship that Created and Divided the Nation. 



Selected Publications

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, 2015.  Check out the book’s website.  Available for pre-order at


The Founding Fathers and the Election of 1864.”  Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association.  Forthcoming, 2015.


“‘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:


Spring 2015

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


Fall 2015

HIST-H105: American History to 1877 – MWF, 8:00-8:50am

HIST-A345: American Diplomatic History I, 1776-1920 – WF, 12:00-1:15pm