The Framers of the Constitution faced three significant insurrections in the decade following the Declaration of Independence: ongoing Indigenous resistance to colonization; revolts of the enslaved; and an armed uprising of farmers had the American project in doubt. It was in this struggle that the Constitution of the United States was written. Not as a document for economic or political justice, but in defence of property.
In part three in our trilogy on rebellions of the enslaved and the origins of the US we are joined by ROBERT OVETZ to discuss his new book, We the Elites: How the US Constitution Serves the Few.
Episode: 030 Origins of the US Constitution
Date: 7 November 2022 | Length: 57:11