Conversations at the Washington Library is a weekly podcast about early American history and the people who teach it.
In this episode, Dr. Gordon Wood sits down with Dr. Douglas Bradburn, the President and C.E.O. of George Washington's Mount Vernon, to discuss Dr. Wood's fifty-three year career as a historian of early America.
Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. He received his B.A. from Tufts University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at Brown in 1969. He has also taught at the College of William and Mary and England’s Cambridge University, where he served as Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions. Dr. Wood received the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1993 for The Radicalism of the American Revolution. His book, The Creation of the American Republic, 1776–1787, won a 1970 Bancroft Prize. In 2010 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama.
Douglas M. Bradburn is the President and C.E.O. of George Washington's Mount Vernon and author of the Citizenship Revolution: Politics and the Creation of the American Union.