Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian Gordon S. Wood to speak at Rhodes


On Feb. 16, Rhodes College will present a lecture by renowned American Historian Gordon S. Wood on "What Made the Founders Different." The free public lecture begins at 7:00 pm in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center.

The preeminent historian of the American revolution and the early American republic, Wood′s many books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Radicalism of the American Revolution; the Bancroft Prize-winning The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1778; The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin; The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History; Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different; Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815; and most recently, The Idea of America: Reflectionson the Birth of the United States.

Wood′s visit is sponsored by the Rhodes Program in Political Economy. Co-sponsors include Communities in Conversation, a new series devoted to critical dialogues in the humanities as well as they relate to current affairs. An extended Q&A session with a panel of Rhodes faculty commentators will take place on Friday, February 17 at 1:00 pm in the Orgil Room of Clough Hall.

Those with specific inquiries about Wood′s appearance at Rhodes may contact Jackie Baker at bakerj@rhodes.edu or call (901) 843-3818.

To learn more about Gordon S. Wood click here to go to a NYT review.