Review: gordon s wood - the american revolution when thinking about the american revolution, the most important event in our nation’s young but storied history, it’s easy to focus on the obvious – americans of the 18th century were sick of the tyrannical government of king george and thought that they could be better served by governing . The liberal republicanism of gordon wood he published the radicalism of the american revolution, perhaps the most thorough, engaging inventory of the astonishing . The radicalism of the american revolution: gordon s there was a problem filtering reviews right now it was as radical and revolutionary as any in history .
2688 the radicalism of the american revolution, by gordon s wood (read 25 dec 1994) (pulitzer history prize in 1993) this is a modern history book, with hordes of detailed footnotes, which has as its thesis that the revolution was not an effort to protect its leaders' interests but to make a radically new society, and that it succeeded though . Gordon wood radicalism of the american revolution review something it still is in the western world today, generally speaking actually, he does rather more than that for a slim summary of a big event there. This is the second part of a two-part interview with gordon wood, a leading historian of the american revolution part one was posted march 3 wood’s book, the radicalism of the american . Sparknotes for the american revolution: a history by gordon wood can anyone find sparknotes or some other type of book notes for the american revolution: a history by gordon wood source(s): sparknotes american revolution history gordon wood: .
The radicalism of the american revolution by: gordon s woods published by: vintage books 1991 in woods pulitzer prize winning account of us society during the time of the american revolution, he shows how the revolution was not merely a coup de taut but a complete remodeling of social structure and organization. Gordon s wood's the radicalism of the american revolution is a masterwork numerous authors have chronicled, with varying degrees of success, the trials and tribulations of the early days of the american empire, but very few have illuminated the spirit of the american body politic and its cultural paternalism as poetically as wood. Gordon wood is one of the most prominent and prolific american historians of the modern era wood was born in concord, near the scene of the american revolution’s first battle he served abroad with the united states air force and completed a master’s degree at harvard in the early 1960s wood . The radicalism of the american revolution gordon s wood, author alfred a knopf $305 (447p) isbn 978 wood vivifies the colonial society out of which the american revolution arose .
Librarything review the radicalism of the american revolution gordon s wood snippet view - 1992 the american revolution: a history, was on the new york . Gordon wood’s radicalism of the american revolution is a book that extensively covers the origin and ideas preceding the american revolution. Gordon wood writes a somewhat celebratory account of the radical democratizing effects of the american revolution in contrast to historians who have increasingly seen the american revolution as a conservative movement with no major social disruption, wood sees it as socially radical.
-review: of the radicalism of the american revolution by gordon s wood (h g pitt, the english historical review) -review: of the radicalism of the american revolution by gordon s wood (richard r johnson, journal of interdisciplinary history). “gordon s wood is more than an american historian he is almost an american institution,” wrote david hackett fischer in his new york times review of the idea of america youtube , pinterest and twitter are flooded with videos, images and 140-character messages about wood and his work. The two main protagonists of neo-whiggism are bernard bailyn (the ideological origins of the american revolution) and his former student gordon wood (radicalism of the american revolution) both bailyn and wood view the revolution as a social and political upheaval, underpinned and fuelled by new ideas.
The radicalism of the american revolution by gordon s wood in a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian describes the events that made the american revolution. The war for independence was a social revolution by gordon s wood from the radicalism of the american revolution new york: alfred a knopf, 1992. Gordon wood’s radicalism of the american revolution is a book that extensively covers the origin and ideas preceding the american revolution wood’s account of the revolution goes beyond the history and timeline of the war and offers a new encompassing look inside the social ideology and .
He received the 1993 pulitzer prize for history for the radicalism of the american revolution and the 1970 bancroft prize for the creation of the american republic, 1776-1787 books by gordon s wood more. Excellent review of the american revolution, which is a subject that had been years since i studied gordon wood has a writing style that makes it easy to understand complex subjects. Wood's contention that the revolution was ``the most radical and far-reaching event in american history'' may stretch the point (did it really have more of an impact than the civil war) but from now on it will be hard to argue that the rebellion was a genteel event that left fundamental institutions unscathed. Book review of gordon s wood's pulitzer prize winning, the radicalism of the american revolution.