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The Radicalism of the American Revolution

Gordon S. Wood

Grand in scope, rigorous in its arguments, and elegantly synthesizing thirty years of scholarship, Gordon S. Wood's Pulitzer Prize-winning book analyzes the social, political, and economic consequences of 1776. In The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Wood depicts not just a break with England, but the rejection of an entire way of life: of a society with feudal dependencies, a politics of patronage, and a world view in which people were divided between the nobility and "the Herd." He shows how the theories of the country's founders became realities that sometimes baffled and disappointed them. Above all, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Wood rescues the revolution from abstraction, allowing readers to see it with a true sense of its drama-and not a little awe.

Grand in scope, rigorous in its arguments, and elegantly synthesizing thirty years of scholarship, Gordon S. Wood's Pulitzer Prize-winning book analyzes the social, political, and economic consequences of 1776. In The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Wood depicts not just a break with England, but the rejection of an entire way of life: of a society with feudal dependencies, a politics of patronage, and a world view in which people were divided between the nobility and "the Herd." He shows how the theories of the country's founders became realities that sometimes baffled and disappointed them. Above all, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Wood rescues the revolution from abstraction, allowing readers to see it with a true sense of its drama-and not a little awe.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Grand in scope, rigorous in its arguments, and elegantly synthesizing thirty years of scholarship, Gordon S. Wood's Pulitzer Prize-winning book analyzes the social, political, and economic consequences of 1776. In The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Wood depicts not just a break with England, but the rejection of an entire way of life: of a society with feudal dependencies, a politics of patronage, and a world view in which people were divided between the nobility and "the Herd." He shows how the theories of the country's founders became realities that sometimes baffled and disappointed them. Above all, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Wood rescues the revolution from abstraction, allowing readers to see it with a true sense of its drama-and not a little awe.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

19h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

20:17


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

43:40


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

59:56


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

45:07


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

01:05:02


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

48:19


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

46:29


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

47:11


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

01:07:49


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

01:16:54


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

01:06:14


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

01:14:57


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

39:44


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

47:03


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

01:25:35


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

49:38


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

58:07


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

01:03:37


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

01:08:00


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

01:08:55


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

00:25