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David Tucker

Senior Fellow and Director of Teacher Programs

David Tucker is a Senior Fellow and Director of Teacher Programs at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. In addition, he serves as co-Director with Sarah Morgan Smith of the Ashbrook Center’s project on Religion in American History and Politics.  Also with Smith, he is General Editor of the Center’s Core Document Collections. 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.

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