Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law
THOMAS JEFFERSON. Oxford University Press, 2003; paperback, 2005. Nominee, 2004 Bancroft and Parkman Prizes in History, 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Biography; Honorable Mention, 2004 Fraunces Tavern Book Prize; Co-Winner, New York Law School 2004 Otto L. Walter Distinguished Faculty Writing Prize. Young-adult version: THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE REVOLUTION OF IDEAS. Oxford University Press, 2004 [Oxford Portraits series].
THOMAS JEFFERSON AND BOLLING V. BOLLING. [co-editor, with Barbara Wilcie Kern and Bernard Schwartz]. Huntington Library Press and New York University School of Law, 1997. Nominee, 1998 Butterfield Prize, Association for Documentary Editing.
AMENDING AMERICA: IF WE LOVE THE CONSTITUTION SO MUCH, WHY DO WE KEEP TRYING TO CHANGE IT? Times Books/Random House, 1993; University Press of Kansas, 1995. Nominee, 1994 Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Parkman Prizes in History; Co-Winner, New York Law School 1994 Distinguished Faculty Writing Prize.
ROOTS OF THE REPUBLIC: AMERICAN FOUNDING DOCUMENTS INTERPRETED [co-editor and contributor, with Stephen L. Schechter and Donald S. Lutz]. Madison House, 1990.
CONTEXTS OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS [co-editor, with Stephen L. Schechter]. NY State Commission on the Bicentennial, 1990.
ARE WE TO BE A NATION? THE MAKING OF THE CONSTITUTION [co-author, with Kym S. Rice]. Harvard University Press, 1987. Nominee for 1988 Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Parkman Prizes in History.
“Wrestling with Jefferson: The Struggles of a Biographer.” New York Law School Law Review 46 (2003): 757-774.
“Parliamentary Principles, American Realities: The Continental and Confederation Congresses” and “A New Matrix for National Politics: The First Federal Elections, 1788-90,” in Kenneth R. Bowling and Donald R. Kennon, eds., Inventing Congress (Ohio University Press, 1999). [originally papers at 1994 and 1995 U.S. Capitol Historical Historical Society conferences]. Co-Winners, New York Law School’s 2000 Otto L. Walter Distinguished Faculty Writing Prize.
“The Sleeper Wakes: The History and Legacy of the Twenty-Seventh Amendment.” Fordham Law Review 61 (1992): 497-557.
REVIEW ESSAYS AND BOOK REVIEWS
“Review Essay: Rediscovering Thomas Paine.” New York Law School Law Review 39 (1994): 873-929.
“Book Review: Mapping Legal History’s Middle Ground.” NYU Law Review 68 (1993): 675-705.
“Review Essay: The First Federal Elections: Notes for a Sketch.” Wisconsin Magazine of History 65 (1992): 141-144.
“Review Essay: Charting the Bicentennial.” Columbia Law Review 87 (1987): 1565-1624.
Book reviews for American Historical Review, Civil Rights Journal, Constitution, H-LAW, H-SHEAR, Journal of American History, Journal of the Early Republic, Journal of Supreme Court History, Law and History Review, New England Quarterly, The New Leader, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Social Science Record, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, William and Mary Quarterly.