The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood

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In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.

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GORDON S. WOOD is the Alva O. Way University Professor and a professor of history at Brown University. His 1969 book, The Creation of the American Republic 1776-1787, received the Bancroft and John H. Dunning prizes and was nominated for the National Book Award. His 1992 book, The Radicalism of the American Revolution, won the Pulitzer Prize and the Emerson Prize. His most recent book, Empire of Liberty, won the 2010 New-York Historical Society Prize in American History. Wood contributes regularly to The New Republic and The New York Review of Books.
Published August 24, 2011 by Vintage. 466 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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Perhaps, as is often noted, the American Revolution was not as convulsive or transforming as its French and Russian counterparts.

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He counterfeited those bills of lading and then he got – then he was defrauding people and then they brought – the federal government brought charges against him and he said – under the commerce clause, he said, “No, you can’t get me under the commerce clause because there was no commerce involved.

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