Cassandra Good, Associate Editor of the Papers of James Monroe, published Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic with Oxford University Press. The book is a cultural history of male/female friendships in the period 1780-1830 using letters, diaries, novels, portraits and more to explore issues of gender and power. Good will be doing book talks at a number of venues in the coming months, including Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Feb. 14, and the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville on March 22.
Cassandra Good, Associate Editor of the Papers of James Monroe, will appear on a Travel Channel special titled, “Mysteries at the White House” on Friday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. She was interviewed for a segment about Andrew Jackson’s 1829 inaugural ball.
Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe, had an essay entitled “James Monroe, 1758-1783: Student and Soldier of the American Revolution” published as a chapter in “A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe,” edited by Stuart Leibiger by Wiley-Blackwell in their “The American Presidents” series.
Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe, presented a paper entitled “Sectional Reconciliation in the Aftermath of the War of 1812: James Monroe in New England, 1817” at the conference “The War of 1812: Myth and Memory, History and Historiography,” held at the University of London July 12 to 14. Preston also attended conferences this summer in Edinburgh, Scotland and Baltimore, Md.
Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe, presented a paper entitled “Sounds in the Neighborhood: Music in the Lives of James Monroe and His Family” jointly with Katherine Preston of the College of William & Mary at the symposium Soundscapes of Jefferson’s America, sponsored by the University of Virginia and Monticello, on Friday, March 30.
Cassandra Good, assistant editor for the Papers of James Monroe, wrote an article that appears in the April 2012 issue of the international journal Gender & History. The article, “Friendly Relations: Situating Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic, 1780–1830,” features research from her doctoral dissertation in history.