The Department of Social Sciences' Inaugural Benjamin Franklin Project Lecture, "What Made the Founders Different," was presented by Brown University Alva O. Way Professor Emeritus of History Gordon S. Wood on Thursday, March 15 in the Hermann Hall auditorium.
About Gordon Wood
Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way Professor Emeritus of History at Brown University. Wood taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at Brown in 1969.
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, and The Radicalism of the American Revolution (1992), which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize. In 2010 he received the National Humanities Medal. Wood is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.