Kurt Wallace brings you Kevin Gutzman and his insights on the actual history of events around Independence Day. This interview was conducted July 2011.
Kevin R. Constantine Gutzman is an American constitutional scholar, American historian, and Madison biographer notable for writing Virginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840 and what has been described “the definitive biography” of James Madison, James Madison and the Making of America. He is a professor of history at Western Connecticut State University. Gutzman has published scholarly articles in peer-reviewed publications such as The Journal of Southern History, The Journal of the Early Republic, The Review of Politics, The Journal of the Historical Society, Journal of Federalism, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Continuity: A Journal of History, The Journal of Libertarian Studies, The Greek Orthodox Theological Review, and Essays in History. His political views have been characterized as libertarian, conservative, and anti-Federalist. He has been on radio and television broadcasts. He has also more popular works including The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution and Who Killed the Constitution? He has been described as a supporter of states’ rights.