How Radical was the American Revolution?

An 8 page paper looking at Gordon S. Wood's nonfiction book The Radicalization of the American Revolution in terms of its key issues. The paper illustrates Wood's belief that the American Revolution differed from other wars in that it not only replaced one ruler or ruling class with another, but it transformed a society based on heredity and patronage into one based on individuality and ambition.

Gordon S. Wood/The American Revolution

A 3 page book review of The American Revolution, A History by Gordon S. Wood, which offers the reader an articulate, well-written, expertly researched summary of the events and situations that led up to the war with Great Britain, which resulted in the birth of the United States. Wood’s obvious purpose is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of scholarship, but he also establishes several salient themes that add insight into the period and its political and social atmosphere for his readers. No additional sources cited.

The American Revolution According To Bailyn & Woods

A 6 page paper discussing and comparing views of the American Revolution as portrayed by Bernard Bailyn in 'The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution' and Gordon Wood in 'The Radicalism of the American Revolution.' No additional sources cited.

Architect Marcel Breur

6 pages in length. One of architect Marcel Breuer's earliest buildings was that of the architect's own home. Built in 1939 in Lincoln, Massachusetts, the construction consisted mainly of wood and stone bearing walls with wood spans. It was situated on a rural site in a temperate climate. The style of the time was considered modern. This paper focusses on his buildings built before 1950 as well as those built after 1950. A short biography of the architect is included. Bibliography includes 5 sources.

The American Political System

This 5 page paper provides a discussion on the American political system and includes views by authors such as Edward Countryman and Gordon Wood. There is a focus on “framers,” how history is reported and the era around the American Revolution. Bibliography lists 4 sources

The Meaning Of Freedom And Liberty

This five-page-paper presents a discussion on the meaning of freedom and liberty as depicted by Gordon Woods, " Radicalism of the American Revolution," and the federalist paper by James Madison. It opens with a description of each paper and the underlying meaning of the authors words when it cam e to the concept of freedom and liberty. It moves into detailed examples of those meanings and closed with a conclusion pulling it all together. Bibliography lists three sources.

The Radicalism of the American Revolution

A paper which looks at Woods' Radicalism of the American Revolution in terms of the impact which the revolution had on the development of an “American ideology” and also with regard to its lack of salient characteristics generally associated with political revolution such as class conflict, terrorism, or mass violence. Bibliography lists 1 source.

“The Radicalism of the American Revolution”

A 4 page paper which examines how American, in the 19th century, became a nation that was far different from the one that the revolutionary fathers envisioned. The argument is examined through Gordon S. Wood’s work “The Radicalism of the American Revolution.” No additional sources cited.

Tocqueville/His Views of Blacks

A 6 page essay that offer analysis and discussion of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. In the chapter entitled, "The Present and Probable Future Condition of the Three Races that Inhabit the Territory of the United States," Tocqueville describes the relations between the three, "naturally distinct" races that inhabited the US at this time (Tocqueville). These were European-descended Americans, Native Americans and African Americans, the majority of whom were held in slavery. At this time in the early nineteenth century, Tocqueville accurately perceived the racial problems that would haunt the country. Tocqueville saw no satisfactory solution to the questions of slavery, abolition and racial coexistence. Examination of Tocqueville's predictions regarding slavery shows them to be quite accurate in many ways. No additional sources cited.