246Sep 27, 2008
Book Discussion on The Purposes of the Past
Gordon Wood talked about the concept of “presentism", or the tendency of historians to view the past from the perspective of the present. He also talked about the gap between ...
1,613Mar 28, 2008
Q&A with Gordon Wood
Historian Gordon Wood talked about his book The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History, published by Penguin Press. This book is a collection of his reviews of works by ...
316Jun 13, 2006
After Words with Gordon Wood
Gordon Wood talked about his book, Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different, published by Penguin Press. Professor Wood assessed the contributions of eight of ...
1,063May 30, 2006
Book Discussion on Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different
Gordon Wood talked about his book, Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different, published by Penguin Press. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning author described the greatest ...
1,042Jan 8, 2006
Life & Times of Benjamin Franklin
Three of the most prominent recent biographers of Benjamin Franklin participated in a discussion at the National Constitution Center. Jim Lehrer, who wrote The Franklin Affair: A Novel, ...
642Jun 4, 2004
Book Discussion on The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin
Mr. Wood was interviewed about his book, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, published by The Penguin Press. In the book, the author argues that while many people consider ...
3,749Mar 4, 2002
Book Discussion on The American Revolution: A History
Mr. Wood talked about his latest book The American Revolution: A History. The book is a synthesis of several treatments and approaches of the subject, offering a comprehensive of the ...
1,077Mar 6, 1999
Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson
The panel discussed the relationship between Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson. Topics included the social implications of interracial sex in the 18th century, Jefferson’s family, and ...