The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787

Gordon S. Wood
Cloth price: $49.95
Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: OIEAHC
Cloth/Hardcover Publication Date: 05/1969
Pages: 688
Cloth ISBN: 9780807811047


During the Revolutionary era, American political theory underwent
a fundamental transformation that carried the nation out of a
basically classical and medieval world of political discussion
into a milieu that was recognizably modern. This classic work is
a study of that transformation. Gordon Wood describes in rich
detail the evolution of political thought from the Declaration of
Independence to the ratification of the Constitution and in the
process greatly illuminates the origins of the present American
political system.
In a new preface, Wood discusses the debate over
republicanism that has developed since--and as a result of--the
book's original publication in 1969.


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

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