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Confounding Father - Episode 4

The ratification battle still echoes in American politics - Luther Martin published and spoke vehemently against the U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights was a concession to opponents and not favored by many famous Founders. The U.S. Constitution has become more democratic and thus upends the original intention of the framers, but does it still primarily protect white elites? Epilogue on Luther Martin.

. . . has made me, a professional historian, want to rush to the nearest library, read the historians’ books in full, and contemplate anew how a country originally organized around opposition to tyranny and coercion rather quickly made the watershed move at the Constitutional Convention to lay the groundwork for a country now characterized by authoritarianism and disregard for democracy. - Rev. Ellin Jimmerson, PhD

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Hall, Richard R. (film director)
Hall, Richard R. (film producer)
Hall, Richard R. (videographer)
Hall, Richard R. (editor of moving image work)
Browne-Marshall, Gloria J. (interviewee)

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U.S. Constitution, Slavery, Political Science, Constitutional Law, Founding Fathers, American Revolution, Anti-federalists, U.S. Congress, U.S. Presidency, U.S. History, Federalism; Luther Martin; ; "Confounding Father: A Contrarian View of the U.S. Constitution - Episode 4"; Nerds Make Media

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