• David Houpt is a historian of late eighteenth century America with a focus on the political culture of the post-Revolutionary period.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2012-01-01 Contested Election Laws: Representation, Elections, and Party Building in Pennsylvania, 1788-1794Pennsylvania History.  79:257-283. 2012-01-01
    2010-01-01 Securing a Legacy: The Publication of James Madison's Notes from the Constitutional ConventionThe Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.  118:4-39. 2010-01-01


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    2023-12-01 To organize the sovereign people: Political Mobilization in Revolutionary Pennsylvania.  University of Virginia Press. 2023-12-01


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    2013-01-01 “John Adams and the Elections of 1796 and 1800” -- A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams.  Wiley-Blackwell. 2013-01-01


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    2022-01-01 March to Independence: The American Revolution in the Southern ColoniesJournal of Southern History. 2022-01-01
    2021-01-01 Democracy, Violence, and the Legacy of the American RevolutionHistory News Network. 2021-01-01
    2020-01-01 The American Revolution: A World War edited by David K. Allison and Larrie D. FerreiroNorth Carolina Historical Review,. 2020-01-01
    2019-01-01 Thomas Jefferson and the Science of Republican Government: A Political Biography of Notes on the State of Virginia by Dustin Gish and Daniel Klinghard and Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake AmericaJournal of the Early Republic. 2019-01-01
    2018-08-01 Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the British Challenge to Republican AmericaJournal of Southern History. 2018-08-01
    2017-09-01 Most Blessed of the PatriarchsReviews in American History. 2017-09-01
    2015-10-01 How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party Fanatic, All the While Being Dead by Andrew BursteinReviews in History. 2015-10-01
    2012-01-01 "A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons by Elizabeth Dowling"The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. 2012-01-01
    2010-01-01 James Madison: Philosopher, Founder, and Statesman edited by John R. Vile, et al.The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. 2010-01-01


  • , "Beyond the Founders" 20 Years Later 2024-05-01
  • "Revolutionary Moments: (Re)establishing an American Electocracy", Electocracy in America 2024-03-01
  • Teaching in Times of Political Conflict , History Peer Mentor Program 2024-03-01
  • The "Founding Fathers", OSHER Life Long Learning Institute at UNCW 2024-03-01
  • Research Overview

  • Political parties and elections; the contested nature of democracy; the early American Republic;
  • Teaching Overview

  • The American Revolution; American democracy; the Constitution; political culture
  • Full Name

  • David W Houpt