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 • 33 minutes
Arriving late to Philadelphia, Luther Martin makes a two day speech against the Virginia Plan; he has been vilified ever since. Who were the "Anti-federalists" and what were their objections? Textbooks and many historians celebrate the compromises that created our structure of government. But many compromises were ugly and unfortunate - the multiple protections for slavery are highlighted here.