This article discusses the beliefs of John Calhoun, who was a strong supporter of states' rights. He also believed that political minorities needed to be protected against the tyranny of the majority.
Cassady, Matthew P.
""Our Liberty Most Dear": The Political Reforms of John C. Calhoun,"
Constructing the Past:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/constructing/vol7/iss1/6