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Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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This book has little in the way of the historical facts and timeline of the American Revolution.
Instead, the book concentrates on the great shift from a monarchical... Read more
Very interesting new insights about the changes in politics and society during the period before, during and after the Revolutionary War -- say from around 1750 to 1820. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Joel Bergsman
Gordon Wood is one of the best writers of our Revolutionary period. You really can't fully grasp the founding of our country without reading his books.Published 1 month ago by jane v
This book was the Pulitzer Prize winner for Gordon Wood who is now a Professor Emeritus at Brown University. Read morePublished 2 months ago by gloine36
The book is schizoid, and the question is why. American society after the Revolution is documented in it as clearly bigoted, sexist, racist, sectarian, anti-intellectual and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adam Fforde
This is a classic in the field, and I enjoyed it for the new light it shed on the social upheaval that accompanied the time period of the Revolution. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ginny Rose
This is one of those history books that is a must-read for anyone interested in American history or even in current public policy debates, i.e. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert J. Crawford
I own two copies of this book. One that I read and marked up, and one signed by Wood that remains on my shelf. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jason J. Simmers