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Noted authors, scholars, and eminent historians provide their expert analysis and insights.
Gordon Wood​​​​​​​ Awarded the 2010 National Humanities Medal. His 1992 book, The Radicalism of the American Revolution, won the Pulitzer Prize and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize. He is the author of The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, which won the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize. The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin won the Julia Ward Howe Prize from the Boston Authors Club in 2005. He is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University, Professor Wood’s scholarship has profoundly influenced colleagues in his field and attracted a wide readership. His Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815 was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States. Through his work, Wood provides readers with a sweeping panorama of early America. His uncanny ability to capture the sense of turbulence and vast transformation have made him one of the most influential historians of his generation.​

Pauline Maier (1938-2013) The 2011 winner of the George Washington Book Prize for Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788. Maier was the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of American History at MIT. Her other books include From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776, The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams, The American People: A History, a textbook for junior high school students, and American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.

Akhil Reed Amar​​​​​​​ Expert on constitutional law and criminal procedure. The Supreme Court has cited his work in over 20 cases. A Legal Affairs poll placed Amar among the top 20 contemporary US legal thinkers. He is the Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School and is the author of numerous publications and books, including the acclaimed America’s Constitution: A Biography. Other major works include The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles and The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction. He recently wrote The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of our Constitutional Republic.​
David O. Stewart​​​​​​​ The author of Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America and The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution. He has practiced law for more than twenty-five years and has challenged government actions as unconstitutional in the US Supreme Court. The Summer of 1787 was on the Washington Post bestseller list for several weeks, won the Washington Writing Award for Best Book of 2007, and made several "best books" lists for 2007. Stewart also wrote the Davis-Kidd Bestseller Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy and American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America.
Carol Berkin​​​​​​​ Expert on women's history in colonial America, She has written widely on the subject in several books including Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence, First Generations—Women in Colonial America, Women's Voices/Women's Lives: Documents in Early American History, and Women, War and Revolution. Through her research, Professor Berkin has brought vivid portraits of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century women as active participants in the creation of their societies. She won the Colonial Dames of America Book Prize in 2004 for A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution. Dr. Berkin also wrote Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of an American Loyalist and Civil War Wives: The Life and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant. She is the Presidential Professor of History at Baruch College and a member of the history faculty of the Graduate Center of CUNY. She serves on the Board of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Board of the National Council for History Education.​
Stuart Leibiger​​​​​​​ Expert on George Washington and James Madison. He is the author of Founding Friendship: George Washington, James Madison, and the Creation of the American Republic, which chronicles the little-known personal and professional relationship Washington and Madison shared. Dr. Leibiger is also an expert on the framing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution. He is Professor and Chair of History at LaSalle University.
Christopher Collier​​​​​​​ Has written extensively about the Founding Era including books for adults such as Roger Sherman's Connecticut: Yankee Politics and the American Revolution, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, Decision in Philadelphia (with James Lincoln Collier), and All Politics Is Local about Connecticut's role in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Dr. Collier has also authored bestselling books for children such as My Brother Sam Is Dead, which was awarded a Newbery Honor, Jump Ship to Freedom and six other historical novels written with his brother James. He was the official Connecticut State Historian (1984–2004) and is now professor of history emeritus at the University of Connecticut.
Ralph Ketcham (1927-2017) His National Book Award–nominated James Madison: A Biography is the definitive single-volume bio on Madison. Ketcham wrote and edited numerous other books on American history and democracy including The Anti-Federalist Papers and The Constitutional Convention DebatesPresidents above Party: The First American Presidency, 1789-1829The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, and The Idea of Democracy in the Modern Era. His last work was The Madisons at Montpelier: Reflections on the Founding Couple. Dr. Ketcham was Professor of History at Syracuse University and editor of The Papers of James Madison.
Michael Meyerson​​​​​​​ Professor of law and Piper & Marbury Faculty Fellow at the University of Baltimore, specializing in constitutional law and American legal history. Professor Meyerson wrote Liberty’s Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote The Federalist Papers, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe for the World. His 2012 book is Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America. He is also the author of Political Numeracy: Mathematical Perspectives on Our Chaotic Constitution.
Jeff Broadwater Professor emeritus of history at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. He is the author of Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution (2019), James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation (2012). His book George Mason: Forgotten Founder (2006) won the Richard Slatten Award for Excellence in Virginia Biography from the Virginia Historical Society and was rated by the Washington Post as one of the best biographies of 2006. Dr. Broadwater has also written numerous articles, essays, and reviews in the field of American history. Before teaching at Barton, he practiced corporate and public utility law and argued, and won, one case, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation vs. the Arkansas Public Service Commission (1983) before the United States Supreme Court.
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