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.
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.
He reviewed for The New York Review of Books
- Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction. Oxford University Press. 1960. ISBN 978-0-19-505707-2. (reprint 1988)
- Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick (1995). The Age of Federalism: The Early American Republic, 1788-1800. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-509381-0.
- Eric L. McKitrick, ed. (1969). Andrew Johnson; A Profile. Hill and Wang. ISBN 978-0-8090-6160-0.
- Eric L. McKitrick, ed. (1963). Slavery Defended: The Views of the Old South. Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0-13-812800-6.
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