About Kevin R. C. Gutzman
Kevin R. C. Gutzman is the New York Times best-selling author of six books, including the new The Jeffersonians: The Visionary Presidencies of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, the Main Selection of the History Book Club for January 2023. Gutzman is Professor and former Chairman in the Department of History at Western Connecticut State University and a faculty member at LibertyClassroom.com . He holds a bachelor's degree (With Honors and With Special Honors in History), a master of public affairs degree, and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an MA and a PhD in American history from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Gutzman's first book was the New York Times best-seller The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, which was a Main Selection of the Conservative Book Club. It is the only Jeffersonian account of American constitutional history in print. His second book, Virginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840, explores the issue what the Revolutionaries made of the Revolution in Thomas Jefferson’s home state. After that, he co-authored Who Killed the Constitution? The Federal Government vs. American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama with New York Times best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr. His fourth book, James Madison and the Making of America, a Main Selection of the History Book Club, received positive reviews from The Wall Street Journal, The Journal of Southern History, The Washington Times, and numerous other publications. The paperback edition of James Madison and the Making of America includes a new introductory essay, "James Madison and the American Ideal of Religious Liberty." His fifth book, Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America, was a Selection of the History Book Club.
Gutzman's essay “Lincoln as Jeffersonian: The Colonization Chimera” appeared in Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race, his “James Madison and Ratification: A Triumph Over Adversity” appeared in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe, and his "Thomas Jefferson's Virginian Revolution" appeared in Jeffersonians in Power: The Rhetoric of Opposition Meets the Realities of Governing. He also wrote the Foreword to Anthony Gregory's prize-winning The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King's Prerogative to the War on Terror. His scholarly articles have appeared in The Journal of Southern History, The Journal of the Early Republic, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, The Review of Politics, and The Journal of the Historical Society, among other publications. He has written over a hundred book reviews for outlets scholarly and popular, and he has contributed three dozen essays to historical encyclopedias. Gutzman has written for numerous popular magazines and newspapers, including Canada’s National Post, the San Antonio Express-News, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, among others.
Kevin R. C. Gutzman has appeared on hundreds of radio programs, such as NPR’s “Backstory With the American History Guys” and many of the most prominent commercial programs, terrestrial and satellite, as well as on national television programs including C-SPAN 2's “BookTV,” CNN's “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Fox News's “The Glenn Beck Program” (both with Beck and with Judge Andrew Napolitano), and NewsMax TV, besides on the BBC and several local television broadcasts. He has been interviewed by reporters from major outlets such as the AP, The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Enquirer, The Washington Post, The Hartford Business Journal, The Houston Chronicle online, Investor's Business Daily, Money Magazine, Connecticut Magazine, and The New York Times, among others.
Gutzman was a featured expert in the documentary movies "Safeguard: An Electoral College Story," "Nullification: The Rightful Remedy,” and “John Marshall: Citizen, Statesman, Jurist.”