Early American Constitutional History: A Source Guide

32 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2016 Last revised: 13 Mar 2023

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William Baude

University of Chicago - Law School

Jud Campbell

Stanford Law School

Date Written: March 11, 2023


This is a concise guide to source materials relevant to late 18th-century and early 19th-century constitutional history in the United States, often with accompanying reflections about using these sources in historical and legal scholarship. The guide aims to be useful to those who are just entering the field as well as to more established historians and lawyers who want to keep up with newly available sources.

Note: Further suggestions are welcome.

Keywords: Constitution, History

Suggested Citation

Baude, William and Campbell, Wesley, Early American Constitutional History: A Source Guide (March 11, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2718777 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2718777

William Baude (Contact Author)

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Wesley Campbell

Stanford Law School ( email )

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