Drew R. McCoy
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Drew R. McCoy

Drew. R. McCoy is an American historian and specialist in American political and intellectual history. McCoy was educated at Cornell University (A.B. 1971) and the University of Virginia (M.A. 1973, Ph.D. 1976). He has taught American history at the University of Texas at Austin, Harvard University, and, most recently, Clark University, where he is currently the Jacob and Frances Hiatt Professor of History.[1] His focus is on early American history from the colonial era through the Civil War era of the mid-nineteenth century. His two books cover a general study of political economy in Revolutionary and Early National America, and a partial biography of James Madison that, by focusing on his retirement, explores the transmission of republican values across generations in nineteenth-century America.[2] He was awarded the John H. Dunning Prize by the American Historical Association in 1989,[3] and the New England Historical Association Book Award.


  • McCoy, Drew R. (31 March 1989). The Last of the Fathers: James Madison and the Republican Legacy. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-36407-2. Retrieved 2013.
  • McCoy, Drew R. (1 September 1996) [1980]. The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America. University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 978-0-8078-4616-2. Retrieved 2013.
  • McCoy, Drew R. (Winter 2002). "An "Old-Fashioned" Nationalism: Lincoln, Jefferson, and the Classical Tradition". Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association. 23 (1): 55-67. JSTOR 20149023.


  1. ^ "Drew McCoy, Ph.D." Clark University. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Howe, Daniel Walker (January 1990). "Review of Books". The William and Mary Quarterly. 3. 47 (1): 140-142. JSTOR 2938045.
  3. ^ "John H. Dunning Prize". American Historical Association. Retrieved 2013.

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