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Gordon S. WoodScholars Council, 2009 - present
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GORDON S. WOOD is Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University and the recipient of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History for "The Radicalism of the American Revolution." His book "The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787" won a 1970 Bancroft Prize. In addition to his books, he has written a number of influential articles, notably "Rhetoric and Reality in the American Revolution" (1966), "Conspiracy and the Paranoid Style: Causality and Deceit in the Eighteenth Century" (1982), and "Interests and Disinterestedness in the Making of the Constitution" (1987). A recent book, "Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815," won the American History Book Prize in 2010. His book "The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States" was published in May 2011. Dr. Wood is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Republic. President Obama awarded him the 2010 National Humanities Medal, presented at the White House in March 2011, for “scholarship that provides insight into the founding of our Nation and the drafting of the United States Constitution.”

Selected Publications