Additional Reading

Akhil Reed Amar, The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

Akhil Reed Amar, America’s Constitution: A Biography, New York: Random House, 2005.

Coy Barefoot, Thomas Jefferson on Leadership: Executive Lessons from his Life and Letters, 2nd ed. Buena Vista: Mariner, 2008.

Edward Elliott, Biographical Story of the Constitution: A Study of the Growth of the American Union, New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1910.

Bruce Fein, American Empire: Before the Fall, Virginia: Campaign for Liberty, 2010.

Michael Kammen, A Machine That Would Go Of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture, New York: Knopf, 1986.

Forrest McDonald, E. Pluribus Unum: The Formation of the American Republic, 1776-1790, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.

Edmund S. Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003.

Bernard Schwartz, The Great Rights of Mankind: A History of the American Bill of Rights, New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.

David K. Shipler, The Right of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties, Canada: Random House, 2011.

Page Smith, The Constitution: A Documentary and Narrative History, New York: William Morrow, 1978.

William F. Swindler, Court and Constitution in the 20th Century: The Modern Interpretation, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974.

Earl Warren, A Republic, If You Can Keep It, New York: Quadrangle Books, 1972.

John W. Whitehead, The Change Manifesto, Illinois: Sourcebooks Inc., 2008.

John W. Whitehead, The Freedom Wars, Charlottesville: TRI Press, 2010.

Gordon S. Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution, New York: Vintage, 1993.

The Federalist Papers, available at The Library of Congress website (