Thursday, December 3, 2009

Gordon Wood on Empire of Liberty

Of all the historians of early America, Gordon Wood is my favorite. His book The Radicalism of the American Revolution was one of the many driving forces that led me to develop a deep love of early American history. And as wonderful as his Pulitzer Prize-winning book was, it looks like Wood's new book, Empire of Liberty is going to be even better. It has already caused some major waves throughout the historical community and it looks to be a surefire "classic" in the study of early American history.

Here is a recent interview with Wood on his new book:


Michael Aubrecht said...

Great post. I have to get that title. Greetings Brad and Brian, I am a Christian historian and author from Fredericksburg, VA. I have published many articles and 5 books to date (3 Christian) on the Civil War and have recently moved over to the colonial genre as my focus. I really enjoy your blog (I linked it on mine) and wanted to introduce myself. My website is at: and my blog is at . I look forward to following your blog in the future. I am just starting to publish material on the Founding Fathers in magazines and hope to produce my next book in that era of study as well.

Brad Hart said...

Welcome and thank you for the kind words, Michael. Both Brian and I are huge fans of the American Revolution and love meeting others who share those same interests.

Since you mentioned religion and the founding, I would also recommend you visit our other blog:

That blog is exclusively devoted to the religious history of America's founding, whereas this blog is on ALL THINGS related to early America. We've amassed a pretty diverse group over there, so the discussions are quite interesting.

I'll be sure to check out your blog as soon as I get of work! Thanks again!

Benjamin Bellville said...

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