Scholarly and Popular Resources

Scholarly Resources

Coleman, Peter J. The Transformation of Rhode Island, 1790-1860. Greenwood Press (CT), 1985.

Conley, Patrick T. Democracy in Decline: Rhode Island’s Constitutional Development, 1776-1841. Rhode Island Publications Soc, 1977.

———. “Substantial Reforms Could Result from a Constitutional Convention.” Providence Journal, 1984 Nov 02 1984, A-21.

Conley, Patrick T., and Robert G. Flanders. The Rhode Island State Constitution: A Reference Guide. Vol. 44: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007.

Cornwell, Elmer E., Jay S. Goodman, and Wayne R. Swanson. Constitutional Conventions: The Politics of Revision.  New York: National Municipal League, 1974.

———. State Constitutional Conventions. Praeger, 1975.

Dennison, George M. The Dorr War: Republicanism on Trial, 1831-1861. University Press of Kentucky Lexington, 1976.

McLoughlin, William G. Rhode Island: A Bicentennial History. WW Norton, 1978.

Raven, Rory. The Dorr War: Treason, Rebellion & the Fight for Reform in Rhode Island. The History Press, 2010.

“Rhode Islanders’ Opportunity of the Decade.” Providence Journal, 1985 Jul 22 1985, A-10.


Popular Resources (Dorr Rebellion)

Marcelo, Philip, Thomas Dorr statue to be unveiled Tuesday at State HouseThe Providence Journal, January 6, 2014.

Leubsdorf, Ben, Top Populist Revolt: Dorr Rebellion; Shoddy cannons didn’t deter franchise fighters in 1842The Brown Daily Herald, March 10, 2008.