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Eric McKitrick

Eric Louis McKitrick (July 5, 1919 Battle Creek, Michigan - April 24, 2002 New York, N.Y.) was an American historian. He wrote The Age of Federalism: The Early American Republic, 1788-1800 with Stanley Elkins, which won the Bancroft Prize in 1994.[1]


  • Life 1
  • Awards 2
  • Works 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


He graduated from Columbia University in 1949, an M.A. in 1951 and a Ph.D. in 1959. He taught at the University of Chicago and at Rutgers University's Douglass College in the 1950s, and Columbia University from 1960 to 1989. He retired as an emeritus professor of history.[2]

He reviewed for The New York Review of Books[3]



  • Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction. Oxford University Press. 1960.   (reprint 1988)
  • Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick (1995). The Age of Federalism: The Early American Republic, 1788-1800. Oxford University Press.  
  • Eric L. McKitrick, ed. (1969). Andrew Johnson; A Profile. Hill and Wang.  
  • Eric L. McKitrick, ed. (1963). Slavery Defended: The Views of the Old South. Prentice-Hall.  


  1. ^ Obituary: Stanley M. Elkins (1925-2013)
  2. ^ "Eric L. McKitrick, 82, Historian and Writer". The New York Times. May 6, 2002. 
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