Colonial Origins of the American Constitution
A Documentary History

Edited and with an Introductory Essay by Donald S. Lutz


This landmark collection of eighty documents created by the American colonists—and not English officials—is the genesis of American fundamental law and constitutionalism. Included are all documents attempting to unite the colonies, beginning with the New England Confederation of 1643.

Donald S. Lutz is Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston.


Mar 1998 | 6 x 9 | 436 Pages

Preface, introductory essay, bibliography.


978-0-86597-157-8 Paperback