New York, New York :, Sentinel,, 
xvii, 232 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction. The Hamilton effect
Aaron Burr and the abuse of executive power
Luther Martin: sober analysis from a drunk founder
Mercy Otis Warren: the woman who blocked an American King
Join or die: Canasatego, Ben Franklin, and the confederacy in the wilderness
The Bill of Rights: Elbridge Gerry's "dangerous" idea
Mum Bett: the slave who claimed her rights
James Otis and the trial that gave us the Fourth Amendment
George Mason: defender of individual and economic freedom
Conclusion. Writing our forgotten founders back into history.
Discusses the men and women who, in the early days of the United States, spoke out about the threat of a too powerful and intrusive federal government.