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Gordon Wood

Gordon Wood
Gordon Wood, winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History, the 1970 Bancroft Prize, and the 2010 National Humanities Medal, is Alva O. Way Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. Dr. Wood is the author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution and the editor of The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1776, among others.

John Adams never had an optimistic view of human nature, and his experience in the Congress and abroad only deepened his suspicion that his fellow Americans might not have the character to sustain a republican government... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the...

This spring, Library of America releases John Adams: Writings from the New Nation 1784–1826, the third and final volume of Gordon S. Wood’s landmark edition of the great patriot’s works. It includes letters, diary excerpts,...