Radicalism American Revolution Gordon S Wood - The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis (Liveright/W.W. Norton) An important environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico that brings crucial attention to Earth’s 10th-largest body of water, one of the planet’s most diverse and productive marine ecosystems.. Under British rule, the colonies were a conservative, almost feudal society. Wood sets out to explain how such a society morphed into one of the most radical and democratic institutions in the world.. Gordon S. Wood’s Radicalism of the American Revolution challenges historian’s views regarding the nature of the American Revolution. The Radicalism of the American Revolution is an academic monograph written in 1991 in the midst of age long belief that American Revolution was not radical..
Gordon S. Wood’s brilliant book, “The Radicalism of the American Revolution”, offers us the opportunity to step back and weigh up the tragic scope of what was supposed to be a conservative republican revolution but turned into a liberal democratic and, consequently, radical one.. Perhaps, as is often noted, the American Revolution was not as convulsive or transforming as its French and Russian counterparts. Yet this sparkling analysis from Wood (History/Brown Univ.; ed., The Rising Glory of America, 1971) impressively argues that it was anything but conservative. Wood's contention that the Revolution was ``the most. Gordon Wood's "The Radicalism of the American Revolution" was highly touted in my search for good histories to read, so I gave it a read. It's good at giving a good picture of colonial society and its change to something quite different..
"The Radicalism of the American Revolution: How a Revolution Transformed a Monarchical Society into a Democratic One Unlike Any that Had Ever Existed." (1991).] (1991).] Wood writes about how the American colonies built a legacy of institutions that were representative, which eventually helped in having a vital consensus that led to the achievement of independence..