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McKitrick, Eric L.

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Works: 17 works in 134 publications in 2 languages and 9,082 library holdings
Genres: History  Controversial literature  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E310, 973.4
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Most widely held works by Eric L McKitrick
The age of federalism by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 2,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Thomas Jefferson took the oath of office for the presidency in 1801, the United States had just passed through twelve critical years, years dominated by some of the towering figures of our history and by the challenge of having to do everything for the first time. Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Adams, and Jefferson himself each had a share in setting the nation's important precedents, in organizing the public finances, and in attempting - though with minimal success - to compel respect for the American republic from the powers of Europe. The historical era bounded by those first years is brilliantly represented in The Age of Federalism. Written by esteemed historians Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick, The Age of Federalism gives us a reflective, deeply informed analytical survey of this extraordinary period. Ranging over the widest variety of concerns - political, cultural, economic, diplomatic, military - the authors keep in view not only the problems the new nation faced but also the particular individuals who tried, with mixed results, to solve them. They intersperse their account with subtly perceptive (and sometimes delightful) character sketches, not only of the great central figures - Washington and Jefferson, Talleyrand and Napoleon Bonaparte - but also of various lesser ones, such as George Hammond, Britain's frustrated minister to the United States, James McHenry, Adams's hapless Secretary of War, a pre-Chief Justice version of John Marshall, and others. They weave these lively profiles into an analysis of the major controversies of the time in an effort to recover something that is now two centuries out of reach, the psychology of a generation of nation-builders, not all of it attractive. The moral urgency of these issues, and the bitterness of the disagreements over them, reflected a fearful sense that the entire future hung on the particular way any one of them was settled. We thus see, for example, how the fight over Hamilton's Treasury system widened an ideological gulf between Hamilton and the Virginians, Madison and Jefferson, that became unbridgeable; how their divisions came to involve questions of foreign relations as well as domestic policy; and how the passions thus generated led to what everyone professed to deplore, the formation of political parties. The most complex issues and episodes are presented with a clarity and a connectedness that they have seldom had in previous treatments. We get a fresh reading of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, the Adams presidency, the XYZ Affair, the naval Quasi-War with France, and the desperate Federalist maneuvers in 1800, first to prevent the reelection of Adams and then to nullify the election of Jefferson. The statesmen of the founding generation, the authors concede, did "a surprising number of things right." Some things, however, went resoundingly wrong: the hopelessly underfinanced effort to construct a capital city on the Potomac (it would have made far more sense, the authors argue, to leave it in New York); the drive in 1798 to form a mighty army that virtually nobody wanted; and prosecutions under the Alien and Sedition Acts which turned into a comic nightmare. The Age of Federalism is the fruit of many years of study and discussion. It combines breadth of scholarship with those touches already familiar in the authors' previous handling of historical subjects: analogies, fascinating side-excursions, counterfactual projections, and understated irony, all couched in a prose that is graceful and lucid. With it, Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick have produced a comprehensive synthesis, long awaited by historians, of our early national era
Andrew Johnson and reconstruction by Eric L McKitrick( Book )

48 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-evaluation of Andrew Johnson's role as President, and history of the political scene, from 1865 to 1868
Slavery defended : the views of the Old South by Eric L McKitrick( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hofstadter aegis, a memorial( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Johnson; a profile by Eric L McKitrick( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1993 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founding fathers : young men of the Revolution by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men of little faith : selected writings of Cecelia Kenyon by Cecelia M Kenyon( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A meaning for Turner's frontier by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of an Enigma by Eric L McKitrick( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Decadence and Bohemianism in the 1890s by Eric L McKitrick( )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The mentality of federalism in 1800" by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The View From Jefferson's Camp by Eric L McKitrick( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A meaning for Turner's frontier : part I: Democracy in the old Northwest by Stanley M Elkins( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A meaning for Turner's frontier. Part 1:Democracy in the old northwest by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Eric McKitrick American historian

Eric McKitrick historien américain

Mac Kitrick Eric

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Mackitrick, Eric L.

MacKitrick, Eric L. 1919-2002

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Mc Kitrick, Eric L. 1919-2002

McKitric, Eric

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McKitrick, Eric Louis 1919-

McKitrick, Eric Louis 1919-2002

Languages
English (133)

Spanish (1)

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Andrew Johnson and reconstructionMen of little faith : selected writings of Cecelia Kenyon