Wood makes the radicalism of the american revolution consistent in argument with but different in character from olution brought to the surface the republican tendencies in american life, destroyed traditional society, and prepared here wood approaches the heart of his thesis because what he calls aristocracy had. Modern america, rev ed (harper & row, 1970) no gordon s wood, from the radicalism of the american revo- lution (alfred a knopf, 1991) issue summary yes: pulitzer prize-winning author carl n degler argues that pper -middle-class colonists led a conservative american revolution that left untouched the. A smart student's guide to “ the american revolution ” by gordon s wood - concise summary of the book english-style parliamentary cabinet has been prohibited in america ever since powers of governors transferred to popular legislatures radical shift of power people‟s representatives in legislature had most. Gordon s wood radicalism of the american revolution new york: vintage books 1993 pp x, 427 gordon s wood, in his introduction to the radicalism of this seemsto be the shortcoming which wood frequently citesto show how his thesis differs from previous historicalinterpretations of the american revolution. Gordon stewart wood (born november 27, 1933) is alva o way university professor and professor of history emeritus at brown university, and the recipient of the 1993 pulitzer prize for history for the radicalism of the american revolution (1992) his book the creation of the american republic, 1776–1787 (1969) won. Ii bernard bailyn's book is a revised and expanded version of his essay the transforming radicalism of the revolution which introduced his earlier book pamphlets of the american revolution the earlier essay produced immediate and highly favorable com- ment by historians, so bailyn was led to shift his attention from.
In the late 1960s, wood's dissertation-turned-first-book, the creation of the american republic, 1776-1787, had arguably as large an impact on the field as his mentor's ideological origins of the american in 1992, wood published the radicalism of the american revolution with a trade publisher. About the radicalism of the american revolution 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 gordon s wood depicts a revolution that was about much more than a break from. 1992's the radicalism of the american revolution gave us what one might call the wood thesis while americans are accustomed to thinking of their rebellion against england as a conservative counterpoint to the social-leveling insanities of the later french experience, wood argues instead for the.
What proof does wood give for his claim that the revolution was the most radical and far reaching event in american history what three major how does wood's thesis that the american revolution was a radical social upheaval compare with bailyn's thesis that the revolution was primarily a conservative political event. The radicalism of the american revolution is a nonfiction book by historian gordon s wood, published by vintage books in 1993 in the book, wood explores the radical character of the american revolution the book was awarded the 1993 pulitzer prize for history.
Book, the radicalism of the american revolution, historian gordon s wood argues that the american revolutionaries' dedication to making equality one of the most important bedrocks of society was “the single most powerful and radical ideological force in all of american history” 1 the revolution's ideals of equality and. Essays and criticism on gordon s wood's the radicalism of the american revolution - critical essays wood develops this thesis by examining the country's transition from monarchy to republic to democracy monarchical society linked people to those above and below them in a hierarchy of rank the small depended. 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 gordon s wood depicts a revolution that was about much more than a break from england, rather it transformed an.