Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (Oxford History of the United States) (Paperback)

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The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. In this volume, one of America's most esteemed historians, Gordon S. Wood, offers a brilliant account of the early American Republic, ranging from 1789 and the beginning of the national government to the end of the War of 1812. Integrating all aspects of life, from politics and law to the economy and culture, Empire of Liberty offers a marvelous account of this pivotal era when America took its first unsteady steps as a new and rapidly expanding nation.

About the Author

Gordon S. Wood is Alva O. Way Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. His books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Radicalism of the American Revolution, the Bancroft Prize-winning The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, and The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History. He writes frequently for The New York Review of Books and The New Republic.

Praise For…

"On every page of this book, Wood's subtlety and erudition show. Grand in scope and a landmark achievement of scholarship, Empire of Liberty is a tour de force, the culmination of a lifetime of brilliant thinking and writing."

--The New York Times Book Review

"Empire of Liberty will rightly take its place among the authoritative volumes in this important and influential series."

--The Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199832460
ISBN-10: 0199832463
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 1st, 2011
Pages: 778
Language: English
Series: Oxford History of the United States (Paperback)