Book Discussion on Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution

Historian Woody Holton talked about his book Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution, published by Hill and Wang. He… read more

Historian Woody Holton talked about his book Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution, published by Hill and Wang. He contends that the Constitution was drafted by a group of elites that created a far more radical document than they intended only because they were afraid that the middle class farmers would not rarify it. Professor Holton talked about issues for the farmers such as repaying the war debt to bond speculators such as Abigail Adams and controversy over the size of electoral districts. Woody Holton discussed his book, which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award for non-fiction, at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston series of lunch time sessions to discuss ongoing research and recent publications moderated by Conrad Wright. Mr. Holton responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Nov 22, 2007
Last Aired:
Jun 29, 2014

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  • Nov 22, 2007 | 12:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 24, 2007 | 11:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 25, 2007 | 2:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2007 | 2:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 12, 2008 | 2:10pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 21, 2014 | 4:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 29, 2014 | 11:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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