Gordon Wood Discusses Common Sense
On the 243rd anniversary of Thomas Paine’s landmark pamphlet, learn why Gordon Wood considers it “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era.” Wood is the Alva O. Way Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. His books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Radicalism of the American Revolution,” the Bancroft Prize-winning “The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787,” “The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin,” and “The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History.” He writes for The New York Review of Books and The New Republic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.
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September 12 (Members)
September 26 (Public)
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