History, Philosophy, and World Perspectives : History Department Faculty

Kevin Gutzman

Warner Hall 222
Office Phone: (203) 837-8455
Email: gutzmank@wcsu.edu
Website: http://kevingutzman.com



Ph.D. in History, University of Virginia, 1999; J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1990; Master of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, 1990; M.A. in History, University of Virginia, 1994; B.A. in Plan II/History Honors, With Honors and with Special Honors in History, University of Texas, 1985

Teaching Interests:

American Revolution; Age of Jefferson; Antebellum United States; Southern History; American Constitutional History

Research Interests:

Professor Gutzman is an expert in the Middle Period of American history, 1760-1877, with additional areas of expertise in American constitutional and Southern history.

Selected Honors:

Dr. Gutzman gave the annual Jefferson Lecture at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in September 2009.

He was Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at New College, Sarasota, Florida in March 2008.

Major Publications:


James Madison and the Making of America (St. Martin’s Press, 2012)

Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush (co-authored with Thomas E. Woods, Jr.) (Crown Forum, 2008).

The paperback edition is Who Killed the Constitution?  The Federal Government vs. American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama (Crown Forum, 2009).

Virginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840 (Lexington Books, 2007).

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution (Regnery Publishing, 2007).

Book Chapters:

“James Madison and the Ratification of the Constitution:  A Triumph over Adversity,” in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe, ed. Stuart Leibiger (Malden, Massachusetts:  Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).


“Lincoln as Jeffersonian: The Colonization Chimera,” in Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race, ed. Brian Dirck (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2007).


Foreword to Anthony Gregory, The Power of Habeas Corpus in America:  From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror (New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2013).


Peer-Reviewed Articles:

“Edmund Randolph and Virginia Constitutionalism,” The Review of Politics 66 (2004), 469-97.

“Paul to Jeremiah: Calhoun’s Abandonment of Nationalism,” Journal of Libertarian Studies, vol. 16, no. 2 (Spring 2002), 3-34.

“Jefferson’s Draft Declaration of Independence, Richard Bland, and the Revolutionary Legacy: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due,” The Journal of the Historical Society 1 (2001), 137-154.

“The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions Reconsidered: ‘An Appeal to the Real Laws of Our Country,’” The Journal of Southern History 66 (2000), 473-496.

“Preserving the Patrimony: William Branch Giles and Virginia versus the Federal Tariff,” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 104 (1996), 341-372.

“A Troublesome Legacy: James Madison and ‘The Principles of ’98,’” Journal of the Early Republic 15 (1995), 569-589.

Dr. Gutzman has also served as historical consultant for three documentary CDs; edited editions of two political science classics; published numerous other scholarly articles; contributed over 70 articles to scholarly encyclopedias; published reviews of over 45 books, films, and exhibitions in all the leading history journals; published dozens more reviews in many popular outlets; written scores of articles for popular publications; spoken at academic conventions and universities and to civic groups all over the country; appeared on over 200 radio programs (including many of the most popular all over America); appeared numerous times on C-SPAN, Fox News, and CNN; and been interviewed by reporters for many major newspapers, including the New York Times and Washington Post.  He has also often served as expert manuscript referee or advisor for book publishers and scholarly journals. He was a featured expert in the documentary films “Nullification: The Rightful Remedy” (FFS, 2012) and  “John Marshall: Citizen, Statesman, Jurist” (FFH, 2005).