I, like most everyone here I imagine, loved this course. It has also made me very much more interested in Virginia history given the early emphasis on state citizenship vs. a nationalist perception. I’m wondering: is anyone familiar with a book/resource on Virginia Constitutional History, something more along the “politically incorrect” lines. Also, it might be interesting to know a little bit about the history of differences between the state and federal constitutions, given that it was obvious that they could differ greatly, the states having more leeway in their own government.
Adams’ _The First American Constitutions_ is a place to start to study state constitutions. There isn’t a really good history of Virginia constitutions, although Sutton’s _Revolution to Secession_ tries to cover the early republican period.