The Radicalism of the American Revolution

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The Radicalism of the American Revolution

By Gordon Wood

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679736882, 464pp.

Publication Date: March 2, 1993


In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.

About the Author
Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history at Brown University. His 1969 book, "The Creation of the American Republic 1776-1787," received the Bancroft and John H. Dunning prizes and was nominated for the National Book Award. His 1992 book, "The Radicalism of the American Revolution," won the Pulitzer Prize and the Emerson Prize. Wood contributes regularly to "The New Republic" and "The New York Review of Books,"

Praise For The Radicalism of the American Revolution

"The most important study of the American Revolution to appear in over twenty years ... a landmark book." —The New York Times Book Review

"A breathtaking social, political, and ideological analysis. This book will set the agenda for discussion for some time to come." —Richard L. Bushman