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Book Review of The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood

The Radicalism of the American Revolution: How a Revolution Transformed A Monarchical Society into A Democratic One Unlike Any That Had Ever Existed by Gordon S. Wood What is a “Revolution” to Gordon Wood? In his 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Gordon S. Wood challenges the notion that the American Revolution did not constitute a true “revolution”. Many historians consider a true revolution to be one that turned the social and economic structure upside down, completely altering society. Wood argues that the American Revolution was radical in the way of social change and in the transformation of relationships that bound people to each other. Relationships are a key factor in many social uph

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