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Dr. David Tucker

David Tucker

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
Director of Faculty
Ashbrook Center
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David Tucker is a Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University and Director of Faculty for its teacher programs, including the Master of Arts in American History and Government. He is also General Editor of the Ashbrook Center’s collection of document volumes in American history and government. He received his Ph.D. in history at the Claremont Graduate School.

His most recent book is Resistance and Revolution: Moral Revolution, Military Might, and the End of Empire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016). He is also the author of The End of Intelligence: Espionage and State Power in the Information Age (Stanford University Press, 2014); Illuminating The Dark Arts of War:  Terrorism, Sabotage and Subversion in Homeland Security and the New Conflict (2012); Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia (Lexington Books, 2008); and U.S. Special Operations Forces, with Christopher Lamb (Columbia University Press, 2007). With Sarah Morgan Smith and Ellen Deitz Tucker, he is the editor of Religion in American History and Politics: 25 Core Documents (Ashbrook Press, 2016). In addition he has published chapters and articles on Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy  Adams, and Benjamin Franklin.

Research Areas

Religion in American History & Politics
Irregular Warfare and Unconventional Conflict


PhD, Claremont Graduate School
BA, Marlboro College

Courses Taught

AHG 501 - The American Revolution
AHG 622 - Religion in American History and Politics
AHG 660 - America and Its Music
AHG 604 - The Early Republic
AHG 603 - The Colonial Era


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