Radicalism of the American Revolution

Radicalism of the American Revolution

Gordon Wood


Grand in scope, rigorous in its arguments, and assuredly synthesizing thirty years of scholarship, Gordon S. Wood's Pulitzer Prize-winning booklet analyzes the social, political, and financial results of 1776.In The Radicalism of the yankee Revolution, wooden depicts not only a holiday with England, however the rejection of a whole lifestyle: of a society with feudal dependencies, a politics of patronage, and an international view within which humans have been divided among the the Aristocracy and "the Herd." He indicates how the theories of the country's founders turned realities that typically baffled and disenchanted them. in particular, Bancroft Prize-winning historian wooden rescues the revolution from abstraction, permitting readers to determine it with a real feel of its drama-and no longer a bit awe.

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