Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Historian Gordon S. Wood at Rhodes

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Professor of history emeritus at Brown University. Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Radicalism of the American Revolution. Author of the Bancroft Prize-winning The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787. And author of Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (a volume in the "Oxford History of the United States"), which was a finalist for another Pulitzer Prize. Plus, regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Republic ...

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He is Gordon S. Wood, who will lecture this week at Rhodes College. That lecture, titled "What Made the Founders Different," is free and open to the public and takes place on Thursday, February 16th, at 7 p.m. inside the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center. On Friday at 1 p.m., a panel of Rhodes faculty will conduct a Q&A with Wood in the Orgill Room of Clough Hall.

For more background on Wood, here's an hourlong, C-SPAN interview with Booknotes' Brian Lamb, which aired in 2002. The 9:45 mark: That's where Wood recalls Newt Gingrich's praise for The Radicalism of the American Revolution — praise that among Wood's more liberally minded academic peers qualified as "the kiss of death."

Questions about Gordon Wood's visit to Rhodes? Contact Jackie Baker at bakerj@rhodes.edu or by phone at 843-3818.

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