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,… read more

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 United States from 1789 to the end of the War of 1812. Professor Wood recalls the debates that occurred over the future of the young country as many wished to replicate the fiscal and military strength of France and Britain and others were resolute on a rural, agricultural model. He also reports that founders of the national government disliked the idea of political parties and wished to see the demise of slavery in the North. Professor Wood also responded to questions from members of the audience at this event on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 6:00 p.m. at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island.

Gordon Wood is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of several books including The Creation of the American Republic 1776 - 1787 and The Radicalism of the American Revolution. Mr. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor at Brown University where he has taught history since 1969. close

Report Video Issue

People in this video

  • Gordon S. Wood Professor Emeritus Brown University->History Department

Books

  • Your purchase helps support C-SPAN

    Click here to learn how

    C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.

    Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.

    Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

Empire of Liberty

1,084 Views
Program ID:
289534-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
First Aired:
Oct 24, 2009 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 23, 2010 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Oct 24, 2009 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 28, 2009 | 11:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 02, 2010 | 2:16pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 22, 2010 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 22, 2010 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 22, 2010 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 23, 2010 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Purchase a Download

Empire of Liberty

  • MP3 audio - Standard
    Price:
    $0.99