Eric McKitrick

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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]


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]




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