Eric L. McKitrick

Eric L. McKitrick (1920–2002) was a historian of the United States. Educated at Columbia, McKitrick taught at the University of Chicago and Rutgers before returning to Columbia in 1960. He is perhaps best known for Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction; his other works treated slavery and the American South, as well as the history of the American party system.

The Good Loser

The Good Loser

Jefferson Davis, American

by William J. Cooper Jr.

Jefferson Davis: Unconquerable Heart

by Felicity Allen

November 29, 2001 issue

Washington the Liberator

George Washington's Mount Vernon: At Home in Revolutionary America

by Robert F. Dalzell Jr. and Lee Baldwin Dalzell

November 4, 1999 issue

The Liberator

All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery

by Henry Mayer

October 21, 1999 issue

JQA: For the Defense

John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life

by Paul C. Nagel


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April 23, 1998 issue

A Hero of Antislavery

Arguing about Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress

by William Lee Miller

November 14, 1996 issue

Did Jefferson Blunder?

Empire of Liberty: The Statecraft of Thomas Jefferson

by Robert W. Tucker and David C. Hendrickson

December 6, 1990 issue

The View from Jefferson’s Camp

Jefferson the President: First Term, 1801-1805 (Volume IV, Jefferson and his Time)

by Dumas Malone

Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation: A Biography

by Merrill D. Peterson

December 17, 1970 issue

Goodbye to All That

The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crisis of the Union

by George Fredrickson

June 9, 1966 issue

The Age of Deference

The Revolution of American Conservatism: The Federalist Party in the Era of Jeffersonian Democracy

by David Hackett Fischer

February 17, 1966 issue

Survey Course

The Oxford History of the American People

by Samuel Eliot Morison

September 16, 1965 issue

An Old Story

Rehearsal For Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment

by Willie Lee Rose

February 25, 1965 issue

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