Historian Gordon Wood to give Patrick Henry Lecture on
By Angela Paik Schaeffer
Krieger School of Arts and
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood will give
the fourth annual Patrick Henry Lecture
at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in 210 Hodson Hall on the
Homewood campus. The title of Wood's
lecture is "Monarchism and Republicanism in the Early
Wood, the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at
Brown University, is the author of
many works, including The Creation of the American
Republic, 1776-1787, which won the Bancroft
Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970; The
Radicalism of the American Revolution, which won
the Pulitzer Prize for history and the Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prize in 1993; and The Americanization of
Benjamin Franklin, which was awarded the Julia Ward
Howe Prize by the Boston Authors Club in 2005.
In 2006, he published Revolutionary Characters: What
Made the Founders Different. His most recent
book, The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses
of History, was published in 2008.
Wood is currently at work on a volume in the Oxford
History of the United States concerning
the period of the Early Republic from 1789 to 1815.
Wood is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences and the American Philosophical
Society. He received his bachelor's degree from Tufts
University and his doctorate from Harvard
University. Wood taught at Harvard and the University of
Michigan before joining the faculty at
Brown in 1969.
The lecture is funded by the Barksdale Dabney Nuttle
Family Fund. Benefactor Margaret Henry
Penick Nuttle, a great-great-great granddaughter of Patrick
Henry, has been a steadfast friend of
the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts
and Sciences for decades. Her
philanthropy celebrates her famous ancestor's legacy and
supports undergraduate scholarships, a
postdoctoral fellowship in colonial studies and the annual
Patrick Henry lecture. The widow of Philip E.
Nuttle, a member of the Johns Hopkins class of 1929,
Margaret Nuttle also helped establish the Class
of 1929 Endowed Scholarship.
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