Andrew C. McLaughlin Biography

Andrew C. McLaughlin (February 14, 1861–September 24, 1947) received a bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Michigan. He taught Latin and history at Michigan until 1906, when he joined the history faculty at the University of Chicago. McLaughlin served as chairman of the Department of History from 1906 until 1927, as professor until 1929, and as emeritus from 1929–36. His major works included The Courts, the Constitution and Parties (1912); Steps in the Development of American Democracy (1920); The Foundations of American Constitutionalism (1932); and A Constitutional History of the United States (1935), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history.


A history of the American nation. New York: D. Appleton, 1899.

Report on the diplomatic archives of the Department of State, 1789-1840. Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1904.

Readings in the history of the American nation, collected and ed. by Andrew C. McLaughlin. New York, Chicago: D. Appleton, 1914.

The great war from spectator to participant, by Andrew C. McLaughlin. Washington: Govt. print. off., 1917.

Sixteen causes of war, by Andrew C. McLaughlin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1918.

Steps in the development of American democracy, by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin. New York: Abingdon Press, 1920.

Aspects of the social history of America, by Theodore Sizer, Andrew C. McLaughlin, Dixon Ryan Fox [and] Henry Seidel Canby. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1931.

The foundations of American constitutionalism, by Andrew C. McLaughlin. New York city, New York University Press, 1932; Reprint, Union, NJ : Lawbrook Exchange, 2002.

The Confederation and the Constitution, 1783-1789. By Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin; with new foreword by Henry Steele Commager. New York: Collier Books, 1962.

The courts, the constitution, and parties: studies in constitutional history and politics, by Andrew C. McLaughlin. Union, N.J.: Lawbook Exchange, 2001.