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  • Legacies of the Founders
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    Legacies of the Founders

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Joseph Ellis and Gordon Wood discussed the legacies of the Founding Fathers. They also explored the relationships between several of these leaders and…

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  • Conversation With Gordon Wood
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    Conversation With Gordon Wood

    Gordon Wood talked about the social and economic backgrounds of the Founding Fathers and explores the origins of their values. He also talked about the Founding Fathers' thoughts on proper…

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  • Values of the Founding Fathers
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    Values of the Founding Fathers

    Gordon Wood spoke about what inspired him to study the Founding Fathers, how scholarship on the Revolutionary period has evolved, and what he thinks the people misunderstand about the…

    1,061 views
  • Pamphlets and the American Revolution
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    Pamphlets and the American Revolution

    Gordon Wood talked about the role of political pamphlets in helping to spark the American Revolution. Pamphlets were the primary medium for political debates at the time. Mr. Wood spoke…

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  • emThe American Revolutionem
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    The American Revolution

    Gordon Wood talked about his book The American Revolution: A History. The book is a synthesis of several treatments and approaches of the subject, offering a comprehensive account of the…

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  • emThe Idea of Americaem
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    The Idea of America

    Gordon Wood talked about his book The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States. He was interviewed by Richard Brookhiser onstage at the New York Historical Society. He also…

    804 views
  • emRevolutionary Characters  What Made the Founders Differentem
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    Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different

    Gordon Wood talked about his book, Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different, published by Penguin Press. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning author described the greatest achievements of…

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  • QA with Gordon Wood
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    Q&A with Gordon Wood

    Historian Gordon Wood talked about his book The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History, published by Penguin Press. This book is a collection of his reviews of works by…

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  • emThe Idea of Americaem
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    The Idea of America

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood presented a series of essays that examines the underpinnings of the American Revolution. Mr. Wood explored the origins of American…

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  • Life and Legacy of Benjamin Franklin
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    Life & Times of Benjamin Franklin

    Three of the most prominent recent biographers of Benjamin Franklin participated in a discussion at the National Constitution Center. Jim Lehrer, who wrote The Franklin Affair: A Novel, published by…

    1,405 views
  • emEmpire of Libertyem
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    Empire of Liberty

    Gordon Wood talked about his book Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (Oxford University Press, USA, 2009). In his book he presents a history of the United States…

    463 views
  • In Depth with Gordon Wood
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    In Depth with Gordon Wood

    Historian Gordon Wood talked about his life, career, and his books on the American Revolution, the making of the Constitution, and the importance of historical study. He responded to telephone calls…

    3,945 views
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    Empire of Liberty

    Gordon Wood talked about his book Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (Oxford University Press, USA (October 28, 2009). In his book he presents a history of the…

    1,080 views
  • Aristocracy and the Founders
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    Aristocracy and the Founders

    Historian Gordon Wood talked about the Founding Fathers' attitudes and beliefs about aristocracy in America, where “titles of nobility” are prohibited by the Constitution, but where aristocratic elements of privilege…

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  • After Words with Gordon Wood
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    After Words with Gordon Wood

    Gordon Wood talked about his book, Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different, published by Penguin Press. Professor Wood assessed the contributions of eight of America’s…

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