College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

David F Ericson

David F Ericson

David F Ericson

Associate Professor

American Political Development, Slavery, Liberalism

David F. Ericson received his B.A. from Wayne State University, M.A. from the University of Michigan, and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.  He has also taught at Wichita State University and University at Albany (SUNY) and held research fellowships at the University of Chicago and Princeton University.  He used to like to play tennis—and perhaps one day he will again--but still likes the Chicago White Sox.

 

 

 

 

Selected Publications

“Liberal Principles, Racial Exclusions, and American Political Development,” in Oxford Handbook of American Political Development, ed. Robert C. Lieberman, Suzanne Mettler, and Rick Valelly (New York: Oxford University Press [forthcoming]).

Slavery in the American Republic, Developing the Federal Government (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011.

“The Federal Government and Slavery: Following the Money Trail,” Studies in American Political Development 19 (2005): 105-16

The Debate over Slavery: Antislavery and Proslavery Liberalism in Antebellum America (New York: New York University Press, 2001)

The Liberal Tradition in American Politics: Reassessing the Legacy of American Liberalism (New York: Routledge, 1999) [co-edited with Louisa Bertch Green]

“The Nullification Crisis, American Republicanism, and the Force Bill Debate," Journal of Southern History 61 (1995): 249-70

The Shaping of American Liberalism: The Debates over Ratification, Nullification, and Slavery (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993).