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Gordon S. Wood

Born: 27-Nov-1933
Birthplace: Concord, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Creation of the American Republic

Military service: USAF (1955-58, Lt.)

Wife: Louise Goss (m. 30-Apr-1956, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Amy
Son: Christopher
Daughter: Elizabeth

    University: BA, Tufts University (1955)
    University: AM, Harvard University (1959)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1964)
    Teacher: Harvard University (1960-64)
    Professor: Asst. Professor, College of William and Mary (1964-66)
    Professor: Asst. Professor, Harvard University (1966-67)
    Professor: Assoc. Professor, University of Michigan (1967-69)
    Professor: Assoc. Professor, Brown University (1969-71)
    Professor: History, Brown University (1971-)
    Administrator: Chair, Dept. of History, Brown University (1983-86)
    Administrator: Trustee, Tufts University (1992-2002)

    American Antiquarian Society
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Historical Association
    American Philosophical Society
    American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
    American Studies Association
    Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Trustee (1993-2006)
    Massachusetts Historical Society
    National Council of History Education Trustee (1996-2006)
    Organization of American Historians
    Society of American Historians
    Toppan Prize 1964
    Bancroft Prize 1970
    Guggenheim Fellowship (1980-81)
    Pulitzer Prize for History 1993 for The Radicalism of the American Revolution

Author of books:
Representation in the American Revolution (1969, history)
The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 (1969, history)
The Radicalism of the American Revolution (1991, history)
The American Revolution: A History (2002, history)
The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin (2004, biography)
Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different (2006, biography)
The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History (2008, nonfiction)
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (2009, history)
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States (2011, history)


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