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Kevin R. C. Gutzman

Biography

Kevin R. C. Gutzman

Kevin R. C. Gutzman is the author of the New York Times bestseller THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION, of VIRGINIA'S AMERICAN REVOLUTION, and (with Thomas E. Woods, Jr.) of WHO KILLED THE CONSTITUTION? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush. He is Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University and lives in Bethel, Connecticut.

Kevin R. C. Gutzman

Books by Kevin R. C. Gutzman

by Kevin R. C. Gutzman - History, Nonfiction

Though remembered chiefly as author of the Declaration of Independence and the president under whom the Louisiana Purchase was effected, Thomas Jefferson was a true revolutionary in the way he thought about the size and reach of government, which Americans who were full citizens and the role of education in the new country. Jefferson’s philosophy about the size and power of the federal system almost completely undergirded the Jeffersonian Republican Party. His forceful advocacy of religious freedom was not far behind, as were attempts to incorporate Native Americans into American society. He was not without flaws, however. While he argued for the assimilation of Native Americans into society, he did not assume the same for Africans being held in slavery while --- at the same time --- insisting that slavery should cease to exist. Many still accuse Jefferson of hypocrisy on the ground that he both held that “all men are created equal” and held men as slaves. Jefferson’s true character, though, is more complex than that as Kevin Gutzman shows in his new book about Jefferson.

by Kevin R. C. Gutzman - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Historian Kevin Gutzman looks beyond the way James Madison is traditionally seen to find a more complex and sometimes contradictory portrait of this influential Founding Father and the ways in which he influenced the spirit of today's United States.