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James Monroe: A Resource Guide

James Monroe, President U.S., 1758-1831
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Finding Books by and about James Monroe

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than twenty subject headings for books related to James Monroe. To find works on any of these topics, select Browse, and enter the words Monroe, James, 1758-1831 into the search box; then choose the Subjects beginning with option. You will get the list of Monroe-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles that have that subject heading; and click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

From among the hundreds of Monroe-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Monroe and a limited selection of biographies and other works particularly useful to general and younger readers.

Selected Works by Monroe

Hamilton, Stanislaus Murray, ed. The Writings of James Monroe. 7 vols. New York, London, G. P. Putnam’s sons, 1898-1903.
LC Call Number: E302 .M74 [Catalog Record]
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Preston, Daniel. A Comprehensive Catalogue of the Correspondence and Papers of James Monroe. 2 vols. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001.
LC Call Number: Z6616.M69 P74 2001 E302.M74 [Catalog Record]

-----, and Marlena C. DeLong, eds. The Papers of James Monroe. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2003-.
LC Call Number: E302 .M74 2003 [Catalog Record]

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Monroe

Ammon, Harry. James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971.
LC Call Number: E372 .A65 [Catalog Record]

Cresson, W. P. James Monroe. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1946.
LC Call Number: E372 .C7 [Catalog Record]

Cunningham, Noble E. Jefferson and Monroe: Constant Friendship and Respect. Charlottesville, Va.: Thomas Jefferson Foundation; Chapel Hill, N.C.: Distributed by University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E332.2 .C86 2003 [Catalog Record]

-----. The Presidency of James Monroe. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1996.
LC Call Number: E371 .C86 1996 [Catalog Record]

Dangerfield, George. The Era of Good Feelings. 1952; rpt. Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1986.
LC Call Number: E371 .D3 1986 [Catalog Record]

Hart, Gary. James Monroe. New York: Times Books, 2005.
LC Call Number: E372 .H37 2005 [Catalog Record]

Perkins, Dexter. The Monroe Doctrine, 1823-1826. 1927; rpt. Gloucester, Mass.: P. Smith, 1966.
LC Call Number: JX1425 .P385 1966 [Catalog Record]

Unger, Harlow G. The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness. Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo Press, 2009.
LC Call Number: E372 .U54 2009 [Catalog Record]


Ammon, Harry. James Monroe: A Bibliography. Westport: Meckler, 1991.
LC Call Number: Z8587.8 .A46 1991 [Catalog Record]

Sayler, James, comp. Presidents of the United States--Their Written Measure: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1249.P7 S29 1996 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

Burgan, Michael. The Monroe Doctrine. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2007.
LC Call Number: JZ1482 .B87 2007 [Catalog Record]

Kelley, Brent P. James Monroe: American Statesman. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2001.
LC Call Number: E372 .K45 2001 [Catalog Record]

Levy, Debbie. James Monroe. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 2005.
LC Call Number: E372 .L485 2005 [Catalog Record]

Old, Wendie C. James Monroe. Springfield, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1998.
LC Call Number: E372 .O43 1998 [Catalog Record]

Santella, Andrew. James Monroe: America’s 5th President. New York: Children’s Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E372 .S267 2003 [Catalog Record]

Teitelbaum, Michael. James Monroe. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2003.
LC Call Number: E372 .T45 2003 [Catalog Record]

Wetzel, Charles. James Monroe. New York: Chelsea House, 1989.
LC Call Number: E372 .W48 1989 [Catalog Record]

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