Recommended Reading

Bill of Rights: Suggestions for Further Reading

Banning, Lance. Jefferson and Madison. Madison, WI: Madison House, 1995.

Blackstone, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1765.

Bloom, Sol. History of the Formation of the Union Under the Constitution. Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1943.

Cogan, Neil H., editor. The Complete Bill of Rights: The Drafts, Debates, Sources, and Origins. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Commager, Henry Steele, editor. Documents of American History. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1968.

Conley, Patrick T, and John P. Kaminski, editors. The Bill of Rights and the States: The Colonial and Revolutionary origins of American Liberties. Madison, WI: Madison House, 1992.

Davis, G. R. C. Magna Carta. London: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1963.

Deane, Charles, editor. History of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford. Boston: Privately Printed, 1856.

Ferling, John. A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Gales, Joseph, Sr., editor. Annals of Congress. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1834.

Handlin, Oscar, and Mary Handlin, editors. The Popular Sources of Political Authority: Documents on the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1966.

Hening, W. W. Statutes at Large. Richmond: George Cochran, 1823.

Hunt, Gaillard, editor. The Writings of James Madison. New York: G.P. Putman’s Sons, 1900–1910.

Hutchinson, et. al., editors. The Papers of James Madison. 19 volumes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967.

Jennings, Sir Ivan. Magna Carta and Its Influence in the World Today. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery, 1965.

Katz, Stanley N., editor. Commentaries on the Laws of England. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.

Kukla, Jon, editor. The Bill of Rights: A Lively Heritage. Richmond: Virginia State Library and Archives, 1987.

Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, editors. The Founders’ Constitution. Five Volumes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Labunski, Richard. James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Lloyd, Gordon, and Margie Lloyd, editors. The Essential Bill of Rights. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1998.

Maier, Pauline. American Scripture: Making of the Declaration of Independence. New York: Vintage, 1997.

Riemer, Neal. James Madison: Creating the American Constitution. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Inc, 1986.

Rutland, Robert Allen, et. al., editors. The Papers of James Madison. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1975.

Rutland, Robert Allen. The Birth of the Bill of Rights, 1776–1791. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1983.

Schechter, Stephen L., and Richard Bernstein, editors. The Contexts of the Bill of Rights. Albany, New York: New York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution, 1990.

Schwartz, Bernard, editor. The Roots of the Bill of Rights. Five Volumes. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1980.

Schwartz, Bernard. The Great Rights of Mankind: A History of the American Bill of Rights. Madison, WI: Madison House, 1992.

Swindler, William F., editor. Sources and Documents of United States Constitutions. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1973.

Tansill, Charles. Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the United States. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1927.

Thorpe, F.N., editor. The Federal and State Constitutions. Seven Volumes. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1909.

Veit, Helen, Kenneth Bowling, and Charles Bangs Bickford, editors. Creating the Bill of Rights: The Documentary Record of the First Federal Congress. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.

Wood, Gordon S. The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787. New York: W. W. Norton & Sons, 1969.)