The Yale Law Journal

Tom Donnelly


Popular Constitutionalism, Civic Education, and the Stories We Tell Our Children

Tom Donnelly

118 Yale L.J. 948 (2009).


This Note analyzes a set of constitutional stories that has not been the subject of focused study—the constitutional stories we tell our schoolchildren in our most widely used high school textbooks. These stories help reinforce a constitutional culture that is largely d…