Confounding Father:  A Contrarian Look at the U.S. Constitution is the only classroom friendly documentary that tells the story of the constitutional convention from the contrarian viewpoint of anti-federalists.  

It serves as a timely reexamination of the U.S. political system and features Luther Martin, a Maryland delegate to the 1787 constitutional convention who:

  • Opposed the continuation of the slave trade and the three-fifths clause

  • Feared the unlimited taxing power of the national government

  • Thought many framers of the constitution were seeking an American empire

  • Drank too much, talked too much, and annoyed the famous founding fathers

Featuring:

  • Bill Kauffman - Forgotten Founder Drunken Prophet: The Life of Luther Martin

  • Gordon Wood - The Radicalism of the American Revolution (Pulitzer Prize)

  • Pauline Maier - Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

  • Woody Holton - Unruly Americans & the Origins of the Constitution

  • Paul Finkelman - Slavery & the Founders

  • Murray Dry - The Complete Antifederalist (Co-Editor)

Upcoming Events:

  • 2019 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Friday, April 05, 2019, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM