Kevin Gutzman

About Kevin Gutzman

Kevin R. C. Gutzman is professor of history at Western Connecticut State University. Professor Gutzman is the author of the recently released James Madison and the Making of America; and Virginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840. Professor Gutzman's first book was the New York Times best-seller The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. More of his writings can be accessed at

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Sanford Levinson’s New Constitutional Settlement

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The Virginians

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Ratifying the U.S. Constitution in Virginia

The Philadelphia Convention rent Virginia’s political elite as no event ever had.  Not only had Patrick Henry refused his proffered seat (he said he “smelt a rat”), but two of the three delegates who