James Monroe: A Republican Champion

Wed. March 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

James Monroe’s Highland

2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Brook Poston (James Monroe: A Republican Champion) presents his new biography, offering new interpretations of James Monroe and how he attempted to craft a legacy for himself as a champion of American republicanism. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“A well-crafted exposition of James Monroe’s perception of the new United States and his ideas on its place in the family of nations. A valuable contribution to our understanding of the hopes and aspirations of the founding generation for their newly created country.”—Daniel Preston, editor of The Papers of James Monroe

“James Monroe has often lived in the shadow of his contemporaries. Now, thanks to Brook Poston, we have an insightful study of how Monroe understood the idea of republicanism and how he applied it to diplomacy. This is a welcome addition to the literature on the foreign policy of the early republic.”—Robert W. Smith, author of Amid a Warring World: American Foreign Relations, 1775–1815