Kevin Gutzman

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Kevin R. C. Gutzman
Kevin R C Gutzman in 2008.jpg
Born (1963-05-20) May 20, 1963 (age 56)
ResidenceBethel, Connecticut, United States
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Texas (BA, MPA, JD)
University of Virginia (MA, PhD)
Scientific career
FieldsAmerican history, Constitutional Studies, Politics
InstitutionsWestern Connecticut State University

Kevin R. Constantine Gutzman (/ˈɡʌtsmən/; born May 20, 1963) is an American constitutional scholar and historian. He is Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University.

Biography[edit]

Gutzman holds a B.A. from the University of Texas (1985); a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law (1990), a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas (1990), and an M.A. (1994) and the PhD (1999) in history from the University of Virginia.[1]

In addition to scholarly articles,[2][3] Gutzman has written scholarly books including, Virginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840 in which he argues that it was the intense commitment of politically active Virginians that led them not only to break away from Britain, but to then produce the first state constitution based on a bill of rights.[4] He further argued that the Virginians who ratified the United States Constitution in 1788 understood it as a revocable agreement entered into by 13 sovereign states.[5]

Gutzman's works for a popular audience include The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, which was named one of the "Top Ten Conservative Books of 2007" by Human Events,[6] and Who Killed the Constitution?

Books[edit]

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution (2007).
  • Virginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840 (2007) [7][8]
  • Who Killed the Constitution? The Federal Government vs. American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama, co-authored with Thomas Woods
  • James Madison and the Making of America
  • Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2015 (forthcoming)

2008 Presidential Election[edit]

On a 2012 radio show of pundit Mike Church, Gutzman stated that he voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 United States presidential election, which upset some fans of Church's show. "I voted for Obama," said Gutzman, "because he was the only one promising to end the wars, and he didn't do it, but that's the reason why." Church responded to angry listeners in defense of Gutzman, pointing out that McCain in particular and the Republican Party in general were, from Gutzman's as well as his own perspective, hardly "lesser evils." [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin R.C. Gutzman". Western Connecticut State College. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. ^ Gutzman, Kevin (1995). "A Troublesome Legacy: James Madison and "The Principles of '98"". Journal of the Early Republic. 4. University of Pennsylvania Press. 15 (Winter): 569–589. doi:10.2307/3124014. JSTOR 3124014.
  3. ^ Gutzman, Kevin (2004). "Edmund Randolph and Virginia Constitutionalism". The Review of Politics. University of Notre Dame. 66 (3): 469–498. doi:10.1017/S0034670500038870. Retrieved October 7, 2013.
  4. ^ Kiracofe, David (Spring 2011). "Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840 by Kevin R. C. Gutzman (review)". Journal of the Early Republic. 31 (1): 151–154. JSTOR 23392626.
  5. ^ Leibiger, Stuart (June 2009). "Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840 by Kevin R. C. Gutzman (review)". The Journal of American History. 96 (1): 194–195. doi:10.2307/27694761. JSTOR 27694761.
  6. ^ Human Events (editorial staff) (2007-12-26). "Top 10 Conservative Books of 2007". Human Events Magazine. Retrieved 2009-10-13. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ Broadwater, Jeff (August 2009). "Reviewed Work: Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776–1840 by Kevin R. C. Gutzman (review)". The Journal of Southern History. 75 (3): 780–781. JSTOR 27779048.
  8. ^ Rhoden, Nancy L. (May 2008). "Rhoden on Gutzman, 'Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840'". H-Net.
  9. ^ Stroman, Clint (2013). "Backlash From Gutzman Voting For Obama"". Mike Church Radio Show. Retrieved June 27, 2012.

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