Gordon Wood

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.

e-mail: gordon_wood@brown.edu

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 Greatness of George Washington”. The Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol. 68, No. 2, pp. 189-207.

“Rhetoric and Reality in the American Revolution”. The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 3-32.