RaveThe New York Times... masterly ... Power and Liberty is based on a series of lectures that Wood, a professor emeritus at Brown and a Pulitzer Prize winner, gave at Northwestern University in 2019 ... Can America be truly great if we are built on a foundation that includes slavery? [W]ood would say that while the Constitution contains that terrible defect, it also contains the cure for democracy’s wrongs — if we choose to use it.
Joseph J. Ellis
RaveThe New York Times Book Review... masterly ... [Ellis] deftly foreshadows all the issues that would complicate America’s trajectory and ends with a historical cliffhanger: Would the Republic survive? It did, but only when the Constitution became the embodiment of The Cause.