Gary L. McDowell

McDowell, Gary L.

  • The American Commonwealth

    by James Bryce

    In Democracy in America (1835) the Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville interpreted American society through the lens of democratic political theory. A half-century later the Scotsman James Bryce examined “the institutions and the people of America as they are.” Bryce presented his findings in The American Commonwealth, first published in London in three volumes in 1888. This new Liberty Fund two-volume…

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  • Friends of the Constitution

    by Colleen A. Sheehan and Gary L. McDowell

    There were many writers other than John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton who, in 1787 and 1788, argued for the Constitution’s ratification. In a collection central to our understanding of the American founding, Friends of the Constitution brings together forty-nine of the most important of these “other” Federalists’ writings. Colleen A. Sheehan is Professor of Political Science at Villanova…

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