Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution
By Woody Holton
Hill & Wang
The author of this tale, a National Book Award finalist, argues that the rebellions, threats, and warnings of the post-revolutionary years played a key role in the framing of the US Constitution. This populist vision places the book squarely among recent revisionist studies that have given prominence to grassroots agitation in the origins of both the American Revolution and the Constitution that followed.
—Michael Kenney / Globe Correspondent