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Boston College: Constitutionalism and the Revolution – A Conversation with Gordon Wood

October 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

On October 13, 2022, the John Marshall Project at Boston College, a JMC partner program, will host faculty partner Gordon Wood for a discussion of his new book Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 • 4:30 PM EDT
Corcoran Commons, 205 • Boston College

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Gordon Wood, Brown University professor of History.Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. He is the author of The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 (1969), which won the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970, and The Radicalism of the American Revolution (1992), which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize in 1993. The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin (2004) was awarded the Julia Ward Howe Prize by the Boston Authors Club in 2005. Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different was published in 2006. The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History was published in 2008. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Obama and the Churchill Bell by Colonial Williamsburg, In 2011 he also received the Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr, Award from the Society of American Historians. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

Professor Wood is a JMC faculty partner.

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The John Marshall Project (JMP) of the Department of Political Science at Boston College promotes a focused study of the citizenship and statesmanship needed by a democratic and constitutional republic. The mission of the Project absorbs and expands upon the Program for the Western Heritage, directed by Robert Faulkner and Susan Shell and housed within the Department of Political Science. The Marshall Project also cooperates directly with the Marshall Program in Political Philosophy and Civic Leadership, currently directed by Robert Faulkner under the auspices of the Clough Center.

The activities of the Project include lectures and other appearances on campus by notable public figures and other political and intellectual leaders, the awarding and supervision of two Marshall Doctoral Fellowships and one Marshall Post-Doctoral Fellowship, and selection of ten to twenty undergraduate Marshall Fellows, with the future possibility of a certificate program in civic leadership. The undergraduate fellows participate in reading groups, lectures, and summer study and research, as well as special conferences where pertinent.

The JMP operates with generous financial support from the Jack Miller Center and the Thomas W. Smith Foundation.

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October 13
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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