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On Sale: August 24, 2011
Pages: 464 | ISBN: 978-0-307-75896-5
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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.

Table of Contents

I. Monarchy

1. Hierarchy
2. Patricians and Plebeians
3. Patriarchal Dependence
4. Patronage
5. Political Authority

II. Republicanism

6. The Republicanization of Monarchy
7. A Truncated Society
8. Loosening the Bands of Society
9. Enlightened Paternalism
10. Revolution
11. Enlightenment
12. Benevolence

III. Democracy

13. Equality
14. Interests
15. The Assault on Aristocracy
16. Democratic Officeholding
17. A World Within Themselves
18. The Celebration of Commerce
19. Middle-Class Order
Gordon S. Wood

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Gordon S. Wood - The Radicalism of the American Revolution
Gordon S. Wood is a professor of history at Brown University. In 1970 his book The Creation of the American Republic 1776–1787 was nominated for the National Book Award and received the Bancroft and John H. Dunning prizes. In 1993 he won the Pulitzer Prize for The Radicalism of the American Revolution. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
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"The most important study of the American Revolution to appear in over twenty years ... a landmark book." —The New York Times Book Review

"A breathtaking social, political, and ideological analysis. This book will set the agenda for discussion for some time to come." —Richard L. Bushman

Awards

WINNER 1993 Pulitzer Prize
WINNER 1992 Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

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