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The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787

By Gordon S. Wood

With a new preface by the author

675 pp., 6 x 9, notes, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4723-7
    Published: April 1998
  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-9981-6
    Published: February 2011

Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press

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Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press

Awards & distinctions

1970 Bancroft Prize, Columbia University

1970 John H. Dunning Prize, American Historical Association

"One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution."--New York Times Book Review

"During the nearly two decades since its publication, this book has set the pace, furnished benchmarks, and afforded targets for many subsequent studies. If ever a work of history merited the appellation 'modern classic,' this is surely one."--William and Mary Quarterly

"[A] brilliant and sweeping interpretation of political culture in the Revolutionary generation."--New England Quarterly

"This is an admirable, thoughtful, and penetrating study of one of the most important chapters in American history."--Wesley Frank Craven

About the Author

Gordon S. Wood is Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History at Brown University.
For more information about Gordon S. Wood, visit the Author Page.

Reviews

"One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution."--New York Times Book Review

"During the nearly two decades since its publication, this book has set the pace, furnished benchmarks, and afforded targets for many subsequent studies. If ever a work of history merited the appellation 'modern classic,' this is surely one."--William and Mary Quarterly

"[A] brilliant and sweeping interpretation of political culture in the Revolutionary generation."--New England Quarterly

"This is an admirable, thoughtful, and penetrating study of one of the most important chapters in American history."--Wesley Frank Craven