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Virginia's American Revolution: from Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840

Virginia's American Revolution follows the Virginia revolutionaries from their decision for independence on May 15, 1776, through the following sixty-four years-when the last of them finally passed from the scene.

To their surprise, the decision to break with Great Britain entailed reconsideration of virtually all their major political and social institutions, from the established church, their aristocratic state government, and feudal land tenures, to slavery and their federal relations with the other American states.

Some of these issues, such as the place of the Church of England in the newly republican Virginia, received quick resolutions; others, such as the nature of the relationship between the elite and other men, were not so easily decided.

All of them were considered against the backdrop of Virginia's decline from preeminence in the Revolution and Early Republic to the position of just another state in the Age of Jackson.

By following Virginia's American Revolution from start to finish, this account shows why so many revolutionaries in the Old Dominion died doubting that their great struggle had been worth the effort.

Who Killed the Constitution?

The Federal Government vs. American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama

The United States Constitution—the bedrock of our country, the foundation of our federal republic—is... dead.

You won’t hear that from the politicians who endlessly pay lip service to the Constitution. It’s the dirty little secret that bestselling authors Thomas E. Woods Jr. and Kevin R. C. Gutzman expose in this provocative new book.

The fact is that government officials — Democrats and Republicans, presidents, judges, and congresses alike — long ago rejected the idea that the Constitution possesses a fixed meaning limiting the U.S. government’s power. In case you’ve forgotten, this idea was not a minor aspect of the Constitution; it was the document’s very purpose.

Woods and Gutzman round up the suspects responsible for the death of the government the Founding Fathers designed. Going right to the scenes of the crimes, they dissect twelve of the most egregious assaults on the Constitution — some virtually unknown. In chronicling this “dirty dozen,” the authors show that the attacks began long before presidents declared preemptive wars, congresses built pork-barrel bridges to nowhere, and Supreme Court justices began to behave as our supreme legislators.