Dr. Gordon Wood
lva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus, Brown University.
Recipient in 1970 of the Bancroft Prize; in 1993 of the Pulitzer Prize for History; in 2010 of the National Humanities Medal.
Some recent publications
Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Penguin.
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States. Penguin.
Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different. Penguin.
Texts to download
“The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History”. Historically Speaking, Vol. X, No. 1, pp. 2-6.
“The Localization of Authority in the 17th-Century English Colonies”. Historically Speaking, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 2-5.
“The Origins of American Democracy, or How the People Became Judges in Their Own Causes”. Cleveland State Law Review, Vol. 47, pp. 309-322.
“Rhetoric and Reality in the American Revolution”. The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 3-32.