Terry Bouton

Terry Bouton

Terry Bouton is associate professor of history at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His work looks at the connections between economics and politics in the American Revolution. His book, Taming Democracy: “The People,” The Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution (2007), uncovered the aspirations of small farmers and tried to understand why so many of them were disappointed with how the Revolution ended. Currently, he is working on a book that shows how European creditors demanded and got many key provisions in the U.S. Constitution.

Lectures

  • Broken By Design: The Undemocratic Origins of American Democracy
  • Foreign Founders: How European Financiers Helped Write the Constitution
  • George Washington's Bad Decisions
  • History Written by the Losers: How We Ended Up With a "Whiskey Rebellion"
  • Small Farmers and the American Revolution
  • Tar and Feathers, Hillsborough Paint, and a Road Full of Manure: The Politics of Ordinary People in Revolutionary America