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 52)
United States
Residence Danbury, Connecticut, United States
Citizenship United States
Fields American history, Constitutional Studies, Politics
Institutions Western Connecticut State University
Alma mater University of Texas, University of Virginia

Kevin R. Constantine Gutzman is an American constitutional scholar and historian. He is Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University.

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 form 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 work 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?

Recent Controversies[edit]

Gutzman was caught recently on Facebook refusing to see the Greek crisis in terms of Eurozone dysfunctionality and institutional deficiencies, irately putting the whole blame on the Greeks with epithets like 'Greeks are lazy beggars". He showed no understanding of how to deal with sovereign insolvency cases such as Greece or that when loans go bad, inevitably both borrowers and lenders pay a price. The language used was not becoming to a university faculty member.

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)

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. Retrieved October 7, 2013. 
  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). Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  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. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Human Events (editorial staff) (2007-12-26). "Top 10 Conservative Books of 2007". Human Events Magazine. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 
  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. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Rhoden, Nancy L. (May 2008). "Rhoden on Gutzman, 'Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840'". H-Net. 

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