Marcus Cunliffe

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Marcus Falkner Cunliffe (1922–1990) was a British scholar who specialized in American Studies, especially military and cultural history.



Cunliffe was educated at Oriel College, Oxford, Sandhurst, and Yale,[1] where he was Harkness Fellow.[1][dead link]


Cunliffe lectured at the University of Manchester and the University of Sussex, where he was Professor of American Studies; he was also a visiting professor at Harvard.[1] Cunliffe's papers were donated to the George Washington University in 1990. The collection includes diaries, correspondence, research notes, articles, chapters from books, syllabi, exam questions, news clippings, correspondence, original military ballads, illustrations, and photographs that range in date from 1936-1990 (bulk 1960-1990) documenting Cunliffe’s career as a scholar of American history. It is cared for by GWU's Special Collections Research Center, located in the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library.[2]


  • The American Presidency
  • The Literature of the United States (1954)
  • Marcus Cunliffe and Robin W. Winks, eds. Pastmasters: Some Essays on American Historians (1969)
  • Marcus Cunliffe. Soldiers and Civilians: The Martial Spirit in America, 1775–1865 (1969).
  • George Washington: Man and Monument (1958)


  1. ^ a b Author biography in The Literature of the United States (Pelican Books.) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1970 [3rd edition])
  2. ^ Guide to the Marcus Cunliffe Papers, 1960-1990, Special Collections Research Center, Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library, The George Washington University

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