Gordon Wood and Woody Holton clash over past and present
Books-Historians Clash This combination of book cover images shows "Power and Liberty: Constitutionalism in the American Revolution" by Gordon S. Wood, left, and "Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution" by Woody Holton. The two American Revolution historians had been billed to discuss their most recent books and their differing views of the country's origins. During the debate, Wood praised Holton as a “superb” narrator of military battles, but said he was misguided in other ways. Both showed the AP notes they took — showing references to the 1619 project — when Holton and Wood met prior to the debate. Holton and Wood, who at the start of the debate greeted Holton as “my old buddy,” have met before.wftv.com
Eminent scholar of early U.S., Bernard Bailyn, dies at 97
Bailyn, one of the countrys leading historians of the early U.S., has died at age 97. Bailyn was best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, among the most influential historical works of the past few decades. (AP Photo/Julia Malakie, File)NEW YORK Bernard Bailyn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and educator of lasting influence whose The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution transformed how many thought about the countrys formation, has died at 97. This logic of rebellion led the founders not only to defy their colonial rulers, but to envision Americas destiny in the context of world history, Bailyn wrote. An acknowledged landmark in scholarship, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution won the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize in 1968.