Confounding Father: A Contrarian Look . . .
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- History and Politics
Confounding Father: A Contrarian Look at the U.S. Constitution is the only classroom friendly documentary that tells the story of the constitutional convention from the contrarian viewpoint of anti-federalists.
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It serves as a timely reexamination of the U.S. political system and features Luther Martin, a Maryland delegate to the 1787 constitutional convention who:
Opposed the continuation of the slave trade and the three-fifths clause
Feared the unlimited taxing power of the national government
Thought many framers of the constitution were seeking an American empire
Drank too much, talked too much, and annoyed the famous founding fathers
Bill Kauffman - Forgotten Founder Drunken Prophet: The Life of Luther Martin
Gordon Wood - The Radicalism of the American Revolution (Pulitzer Prize)
Pauline Maier - Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788
Woody Holton - Unruly Americans & the Origins of the Constitution
Paul Finkelman - Slavery & the Founders
Murray Dry - The Complete Antifederalist (Co-Editor)
- Simone Fary ... Associate Producer
- Richard Hall ... Producer, Director, Editor
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