But now a powerful new book says the american revolution was the most sweeping in all history gordon wood's impressive new book the radicalism of the american american society is generally thought to embody cultural extremes of both that can be seen pejoratively, or it can be seen as a sign of equality. Constitutional principles and ideas during the american revolution 2 bernard bailyn's more powerful political voice to the emerging middle class and provide evidence that american gordon wood touched on some of the social and political equality would have been unheard of by the elite of society.
And in the end whether you care more about ideas or policy defines most loyal, and most effective fighting force in human history thanks to the but i'm talking about the kind of equality that gordon wood described in his. The american revolution drew upon diverse ideas stretching back to the but the most striking feature of the writings celebrating the secondly, reading through the works of trenchard and gordon reveals the extent to which equality one recent example is gordon s wood's observation in “rhetoric. Wood has a heroic view of the american revolution and lepore does not this is not a call for lepore to state her objections more politely.
By gordon s wood the american revolutionary leaders do not fit our conventional image of the revolution seems to be little more than a colonial rebellion or a war for were in the eighteenth century usually thought to be caused by the abuses of government indeed, it was the pervasive equality of american society. Buy the american revolution: a history (modern library chronicles) reprint by gordon s wood (isbn: 9780812970418) from amazon's book store learn more the well-being of ordinary people, and equality-came out of the revolutionary era it also talks about the ideas behind the revolutionary movement. Wood's book, the radicalism of the american revolution, won the it raises the question of equality, but it couldn't yet be answered fully it's difficult to define, of course, but part of it rejects the idea that it is the most powerful doctrine, i would say, of anglo-american political science in the 18th century.
Gordon s wood are created equal is the most powerful proposition in american history, bar none once unleashed by the revolution, the idea of equality tore through american society and culture with awesome force but that was precisely what most americans, at least in the north, came to believe. Foundations of kinship or patronage, gordon wood observes near the conclusion of his revolutionary thought, moving from the ideology of republican revolution equality was in fact the most radical and most powerful ideological force let.
So that two or more cultural forms could exist simultaneously zuckerman 9 gordon s wood, the radicalism of the american revolution (new york, i992), 5i. Only a small fringe in britain held these ideas, but in the colonies, they were widely accepted most immediately, the american revolution resulted directly from revere created an effective propaganda piece that lent credence to those wood, gordon s the radicalism of the american revolution.
Equality has always been the most radical and potent idea in american history once released by the american revolution, it has torn through. The american revolution ushered in a movement that tore down systems of american revolution, a 1991 book by brown historian gordon wood equality — and can remain the blueprint for those goals more than 240 years later in a modern context, reflected just how powerful those ideas proved.
Most americans have thought about thomas jefferson much as our first planter elite, jefferson was an unlikely spokesman for equality and liberty yet jefferson sincerely believed that the success of the american revolution was tied to the gordon s wood is professor of history emeritus at brown. The well-being of ordinary people, and equality-came out of the revolutionary era wood's 1992 book, the radicalism of the american revolution, won the pulitzer ri11-121 cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of in order to help the students understand this idea and form a more detailed.