Johnathan O'Neill

Johnathan O’Neill is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Georgia Southern University. He is the author of Originalism in American Law and Politics: A Constitutional History (2005) and co-editor (with Gary L. McDowell) of a multiauthor essay collection, America and Enlightenment Constitutionalism (2006). His articles have appeared in the Review of Politics, the Modern Law Review, and the Northwestern University Law Review. His current research is on “Constitutionalism and American Conservatism in the Twentieth Century,” and articles related to this project have been published in the Journal of Church and State, Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, and The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. He completed his PhD under the direction of Herman Belz at the University of Maryland in 2000.


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  1. Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War
    Nine essays which examine constitutional issues at different points in American political history to explain how the constitutional issues resulting in the Civil War were central to politics for a long time before and after the... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2013
    Hardback | £37.00