The radicalism of the american revolution gordon s wood on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical political cultural and economic analysis. The radicalism of the american revolution is a nonfiction book by historian gordon s wood published by vintage books in 1993 in the book wood explores the radical character of the american revolutionthe book was awarded the 1993 pulitzer prize for history references. Woods the radicalism of the american revolution is a mind bending exercise in historical context and its consequences unlike so many popular histories one is likely to read wood does not discuss historical events through the prism of modern sensibilities but rather makes the ancient sensibilities of the nations founders comprehensible to modern readers. The american revolution is traditionally thought of as a rather conservative affair a bourgeois revolt against imperious royal rule that kept public affairs out of the hands of the masses and if we measure the radicalism of revolutions by the degree of social misery or economic deprivation . The radicalism of the american revolution examines why within the three quarters of a century american colonists threw off millennia old social patterns and became the most democratic people in the world in the 18th century english speaking world monarchy links everyone upwardly and downwardly
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