Speaker - Gordon Wood

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Gordon S. Wood is Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. He taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at Brown in 1969.

Wood is the author of The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, which won the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970, and The Radicalism of the American Revolution, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize in 1993. The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin (2004) was awarded the Julia Ward Howe Prize by the Boston Authors Club in 2005. His latest books are Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different, The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History and Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815.

Wood reviews in The New York Review of Books and The New Republic and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He received his bachelor's degree from Tufts University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Wood previously lectured at Chautauqua in 2009, in a week on "The History of Liberty."

7 Programs

The Greatness of George Washington

05.11.13 | 01:09:14 min | 3 comments

The Political Path to Revolution and War, 1760-1776

05.10.13 | 02:00:55 min | 0 comments

Gordon Wood: The Path to the Civil War

08.22.11 | 01:10:23 min | 0 comments

Why America Wants to Promote Liberty and Democracy

08.25.09 | 01:09:48 min | 10 comments

Does America Have a Special Mission?

11.15.07 | 01:09:33 min | 1 comment

Does America Have a Special Mission? Part 2

11.15.07 | 00:58:55 min | 1 comment

The Origins of American Constitutionalism

03.05.07 | 01:10:44 min | 1 comment