Dexter Perkins Biography

Dexter Perkins (June 20, 1889–May 12, 1984) was author of History of the Monroe Doctrine (rev. ed., 1955), The United States and the Caribbean (1947), and Charles Evans Hughes and American Democratic Statesmanship (1956). He was a professor of history at Cornell University at the time of his presidency.


The Monroe doctrine, 1823-1826, by Dexter Perkins. Cambridge: Harvard University Press; London: H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1932

The history of Rochester libraries, Blake McKelvey, editor. Part II--Lewis H. Morgan's European journal, Leslie A. White, editor. Compiled under the supervision of Dexter Perkins, city historian, by authority of the Board of Trustees of the Rochester Public Library. Rochester, N.Y., [Rochester] Historical Society, 1937.

Hands off; a history of the Monroe doctrine, by Dexter Perkins. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1941.

America and two wars, by Dexter Perkins. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1944.

The United States and the Caribbean. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1947

The evolution of American foreign policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1948.

The story of U.S. foreign policy, by Dexter Perkins. Our future in the atomic age, by James Bryant Conant. New York: Foreign Policy Association, 1951.

The American approach to foreign policy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1955.

Charles Evans Hughes and American democratic statesmanship. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1956; Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1978, c1956.

The American way. Ithaca: N.Y., Cornell University Press, 1957.

The new age of Franklin Roosevelt, 1932-1945. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1957.

The United States and Latin America. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1961.

America's quest for peace. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1962.

The education of historians in the United States. Dexter Perkins, chairman, John L. Snell, director, and Committee on Graduate Education of the American Historical Association. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1962.

The diplomacy of a new age; major issues in U.S. policy since 1945. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1967.

Yield of the years; an autobiography. 1st ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1969.

Foreign policy and the American spirit; essays. Edited by Glyndon G. Van Deusen and Richard C. Wade. Port Washington, N.Y., Kennikat Press, 1972, c1957.