Gordon Wood
Thursday, January 10, 2019, 11:00AM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium


Gordon Wood

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.

Miss the 2018 season? Catch up at www.c-span.org and watch videos from last season’s historians.

Series Tickets:  $200

September 12 (Members)
September 26 (Public)

For tickets call (561) 805-8562
Not available for individual speaker

Return to Series

Please note, no refunds for lectures are permitted. 

Navigation Menu
Administration: 561-655-7227 Box Office: 561-655-7226 King Library: 561-655-2766 Children's Library: 561-655-2776 Campus on the Lake Registration: 561-805-8562