The next edition of the Library of Law and Liberty’s Liberty Law Talk is a conversation with the American Founding historian and JMC Fellow Gordon Wood on a new two volume collection entitled the American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate that he has edited for Library of America.
Gordon S. Wood is Alva O. Way Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Radicalism of the American Revolution, the Bancroft Prize-winning The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, and Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815.
In this podcast, available here, Wood discusses foundational debates between British and colonial statesmen that contested the nature of law, sovereignty, rights, and constitutionalism and would serve as the basis of the revolution and lead to the creation of America.