Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution
Finalist, National Book Awards 2007 for Nonfiction
Woody Holton is an associate professor at the University of Richmond, where he teaches early American history, and his previous book, Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia, garnered much praise from the academic community. More about this author >
Altering what we think we know of the Constitution’s origins, Holton tells the history of the average Americans who challenged the framers of the Constitution and forced on them the revisions that produced the document we now venerate.