Historian gordon wood responds to the new york times. Eleven essays encompass the entire career of the historian gordon s. Since american identity is so fluid and not based on any universally shared heritage. In 2010, he was awarded the national humanities medal. A history of the early republic, 17891815, won the newyork historical society american history book prize. Wood, including the radicalism of the american revolution, and the american. Her new book, which mingles discussions of the presentday tea party movement with scattershot accounts of the revolution, makes fun of the. Gordon stewart wood born november 27, 1933 is an american historian and university professor at brown university. Since 1969 he has been at brown university, where he is a professor of history.
He was a head football coach for fortythree seasons, winning or sharing twentyfive district championships and nine state championships wood mainly ran a variant of the single wing formation, called warren woodson wing t, named after the former hardinsimmons coach whom wood admired. That book would go on to win the pulitzer prize in history, but it also marks the. Gordon wood is professor emeritus at brown university and author of the pulitzer prizewinning book the radicalism of the american revolution, as well as empire of liberty. Woods most popular book is common sense and other writings. His book the creation of the american republic, 17761787 1969 won a 1970 bancroft prize. In 1970 his book the creation of the american republic 17761787 was nominated for the national book award and received the bancroft and john h.
Gordon wood interviewed on the new york times 1619. Wood came to prominence just before the rise of the new left social. Wood s most popular book is common sense and other writings. John adams and thomas jefferson, will be published.
Historian gordon wood, author of the 1993 pulitzer prize winning book the radicalism of the american revolution and the 1970 bancroft prize winning the creation of the american republic 17761787. Gordon lenear wood may 25, 1914 december 17, 2003 was an american high school football coach in texas. Hattem uses gordon wood as a window into generational. Wood believes that the american revolution is the most important event in our history, bar none. One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the american revolution.
An interview with historian gordon wood on the new york. He is a recipient of the 1993 pulitzer prize for history for the radicalism of the american revolution 1992. John adams and thomas jefferson, will be published in the fall. For this reason, pulitzer prizewinning historian gordon s. Wood depicts a revolution that was about much more than a break from england, rather it. His book the creation of the american republic, 17761787 1969 won a.1093 1211 267 72 424 1039 281 722 1068 904 1321 889 873 451 630 484 855 924 174 538 504 110 1608 1351 819 301 871 1082 1065 1205 1091 185 57 239 246 207 29 1485 203 277 13 782