The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
I bought this for the Anti-Federalist papers (I'd heard of the Federalist papers but had never heard of the Anti-Federalist papers) but the first half of the book is taken up by the Constitutional convention debates. So far, those are very interesting - especially Alexander Hamilton's push for complete central government authority. I have yet to get to the actual Anti-Federalist papers.
The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
Wow! This one has been a real eye opener. I had no idea Lincoln was such a tyrant (and there's really no other word that adequately describes him!)
The Bill of Rights Primer: A Citizen's Guidebook to The American Bill of Rights
Very good book. Really enlightening - especially for the way it contextualizes the document and explains the perspectives and motives of the authors. The section on trial by jury alone is worth the price of admission!
A Second Federalist: Congress Creates A Government
Brief excerpts from early congressional debates that show Congress grappling with issues of power, authority, liberty and state's rights. I find it interesting that as early as 1800 measures were already being discussed to limit the freedom of the press.