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During the course of our podcast, we have made reference to and relied upon the following written source material.  We recommend all of these sources if you are interested in learning more about the issues and people that we have discussed on the podcast:

  • Bruce Ackerman, The Failure of the Founding Fathers (2005)

  • Akhil Reed Amar, America’s Constitution (2005)

  • Akhil Reed Amar, The Bill of Rights (1998)

  • Bernard Bailyn (editor), The Debate on the Constitution, Part 1 & 2 (1993)

    • Charles A. Beard, An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States (1913)

    • Richard Beeman, Plain, Honest, Men:  The Making of the American Constitution (2009)

    • Mary Sarah Bilder, Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention (2017)

    • Fergus Bordewich, The First Confress (2016)

    • Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton (2004)

    • Ron Chernow, Washington:  A Life (2010)

    • Noah Feldman, The Three Lives of James Madison:  Genius, Partisan, President (2017)

    • Alexander Hamilton et al., The Federalist Papers (Annotated) (2015)

    • Alexander Hamilton et al., The Federalist Papers & Anti-Federalist Papers: Complete Edition of the Pivotal Constitution Debate (2017)

    • Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin:  An American Life (2003)

    • Michael Klarman, The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution (2016)

    • Edward J. Larson, A Magnificent Catastrophe (2007)

    • Jill Lepore, These Truths (2018)

    • Sanford Levinson, Our Undemocratic Constitution (2006)

    • Gordon Lloyd (editor), The Essential Bill of Rights (1998)

    • Pauline Maier, Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution (2010)

    • Robert Middlekauff, The Glorious Cause (2d ed. 2005)

    • Jack Rakove, Original Meanings:  Politics and Ideas In The Making of the Constitution (1997)

    • David O. Stewart, The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution (2008)

    • Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz, To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment (2018)

    • Jay Wexler, The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions (2012)

    • Gordon Wood, Empire of Liberty (2009)

    • Gordon Wood, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (2017)