Nathan Coleman

Nathan Coleman

About Nathan Coleman

Dr. Nathan Coleman is Associate Professor of History at the University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky. His research interests include the political, constitutional, and intellectual world of the American Founding. He has written essays for the Journal of the Early Republic, and the Journal of the Historical Society and is the author of The American Revolution, State Sovereignty, and the American Constitutional Settlement, 1765-1800 (2016).

The Nationalists at the Constitutional Convention

By |2019-04-07T20:53:47-05:00April 7th, 2019|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Books, Founding Document, Nationalism, Timeless Essays|

Had the Nationalists carried the day in 1776 and turned the Continental Congress into a national government, implied powers would have been the normal constitutional practice from the moment of independence… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Nathan Coleman, as he considers the role and legacy [...]

The Articles of Confederation and State Sovereignty

By |2019-03-31T21:32:32-05:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Founding Document, History, Nationalism, Timeless Essays|

Article II of the Articles of Confederation codified that one of the purposes of the American Revolution was the protection of state sovereignty, by making state sovereignty a fundamental aspect of the American constitutional order… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Nathan Coleman. The crisis with [...]

State Sovereignty & the Politics of the 1780s

By |2019-07-18T15:15:16-05:00November 12th, 2017|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Books, Featured, Founding Document, History|

State Sovereigntists made their biggest stand over the Treaty of Peace. Their resistance to the Treaty played a critical role in shaping how Americans understood the role state sovereignty played in both the constitutional system and politics… The American Revolution, State Sovereignty, and the American Constitutional Settlement, 1765-1800 by N. Coleman (294 pages, Lexington Books, [...]

The Nationalists at the Continental Congress

By |2019-04-02T16:22:32-05:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Books, Founding Document, Nationalism|

Had the Nationalists carried the day in 1776 and turned the Continental Congress into a national government, implied powers would have been the normal constitutional practice from the moment of independence… The American Revolution, State Sovereignty, and the American Constitutional Settlement, 1765-1800 by N. Coleman (294 pages, Lexington Books, 2016) The Articles of Confederation that [...]

The Articles of Confederation and State Sovereignty

By |2018-08-17T12:00:55-05:00October 29th, 2017|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Featured, Founding Document, History, Nationalism|

Article II of the Articles of Confederation codified that one of the purposes of the American Revolution was the protection of state sovereignty, by making state sovereignty a fundamental aspect of the American constitutional order… The American Revolution, State Sovereignty, and the American Constitutional Settlement, 1765-1800 by N. Coleman (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016) [...]

Fudging the Founding: When Theory is Disguised as History

By |2019-04-02T15:07:58-05:00July 19th, 2016|Categories: American Founding, Books, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Featured|

Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of “We the People” by Randy Barnett (Northampton, MA: Broadside Books, 2016) Ostensibly a work on constitutional history and proper constitutional interpretation, Randy Barnett’s, Our Republican Constitution, is actually theory disguised as history. He argues that the Founders, through the Declaration of Independence, grounded our constitutionalism on [...]