Confounding Father - Episode 4
Confounding Father: A Contrarian View of the U.S. Constitution • 28m
Directed by Richard R. Hall • Documentary • With Gloria Browne-Marshall, Constitutional Law Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Murray Dry - The Complete Antifederalist (Co-Editor) Paul Finkelman - Slavery & the Founders Woody Holton - Unruly Americans & the Origins of the Constitution Bill Kauffman - Forgotten Founder Drunken Prophet: The Life of Luther Martin Pauline Maier - Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 Gordon Wood - The Radicalism of the American Revolution (Pulitzer Prize) • 2020 • 28 minutes
The ratification battle still echoes in American politics - Luther Martin published and spoke vehemently against the U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights was a concession to opponents and not favored by many famous Founders. The U.S. Constitution has become more democratic and thus upends the original intention of the framers, but does it still primarily protect white elites? Epilogue on Luther Martin.