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From Independence to the U.S. Constitution

Reconsidering the Critical Period of American History Edited by Douglas Bradburn and Christopher R. Pearl

The "Critical Period" of American history—the years between the end of the American Revolution in 1783 and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1789—was either the best of times or the worst of times. While some historians have celebrated the achievement of the Constitutional Convention,... More


The Citizenship Revolution

Politics and the Creation of the American Union, 1774-1804 Douglas Bradburn

Most Americans believe that the ratification of the Constitution in 1788 marked the settlement of post-Revolutionary disputes over the meanings of rights, democracy, and sovereignty in the new nation. In The Citizenship Revolution, Douglas Bradburn undercuts this view by showing that the Union, not... More


Early Modern Virginia

Reconsidering the Old Dominion Edited by Douglas Bradburn and John C. Coombs

This collection of essays on seventeenth-century Virginia, the first such collection on the Chesapeake in nearly twenty-five years, highlights emerging directions in scholarship and helps set a new agenda for research in the next decade and beyond. The contributors represent some of the best of a... More