Stuart Leibiger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History and American Studies
Academic and Research Interests:
I specialize in the
history of Colonial, Revolutionary, and Early National America, with a particular
interest in the Founding Fathers, documentary editing, and historical interpretation.
Work in Progress:
I am currently working on a number of research and writing projects, including
a five-thousand word interpretive essay entitled "The Election of 1792"
for a volume on American Presidential Elections to be published by M. E.
Sharpe. I have also accepted an invitation to deliver a lecture on James
Madison in April 2002 at the U. S. Capitol Historical Society in Washington,
D. C. The lecture is part of a symposium on the Congressional careers of
the presidents and, along with the other lectures, will be published in
book form by the Society. My next book is a study of the several primary
accounts written by travellers who visited George Washington at his home
Mount Vernon in the 1780s and 1790s, a wonderful yet untapped resource about
early national political culture.
Publications: Founding Friendship: George Washington,
James Madison, and the Creation of the American Republic, University
Press of Virginia, 1999 (Softcover Edition, 2001). Founding Friendship:
George Washington, James Madison, and the Creation of the American Republic,
History Today, 51 (July 2001), 21-7 . 'To Judge of Washingtons Conduct':
Illuminating Washington's Appearance on World Stage, Virginia Magazine
of History and Biography, 107 (Winter 1999), 37-44. Thomas Jefferson
and the Missouri Crisis: An Alternative Interpretation, Journal of the
Early Republic, 17 (Spring 1997), 121-30. James Madison and Amendments
to the Constitution, 1787?1789: 'Parchment Barriers,' Journal of Southern
History, 59 (August 1993), 441?68.
Education: B.A. University of Virginia (History); M.A. University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (History); Ph.D. University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill (History).
- AMST 200: Themes and Topics in American
- Culture His 101: United States History to 1840
- His 300: United States History to 1877
- His 402: Revolutionary America
His 402: Revolutionary America Travel Study
- His 415: U. S. Civil War and Reconstruction
- His 415: U. S. Civil War and Reconstruction Travel Study
- His 150 Global History
- His 440: Independent Study