About the Program
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood presents a series of essays that examines the underpinnings of the American Revolution. Mr. Wood explores the origins of American exceptionalism, the Founders' belief in the universality of the Revolution, and the radicalism of Republicanism in the 18th century. Gordon Wood discusses his essays in conversation with author and historian Jay Winik at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Gordon Wood is the author of several books, including The Creation of the American Republic 1776-1787, winner of the Bancroft Prize, and The Radicalism of the American Revolution, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. Mr. Wood is a University Professor Emeritus at Brown University.