Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
7:50 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

8-21-2012 Revolutionary Generations

Author Gordon S. Wood - The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States - special guest for this look at the generations of the revolutionary period - Puritans, Cavalier, Glorious, Revolutionary

Gordon S. Wood presents the generations of the Revolutionary War era in a way that equates to our own time. Most of us know the stories of the battles and even the geography of the region from our own early education. For the most part, that's all we have ever thought about. It was such a long time ago and those living then were not at all like us today. This discussion from Dr. Wood brings their life experiences right alongside ours today. We may have modern technology that makes us feel remote from those living then, but in reality, our issues and responses have not changed much at all. Listen to the program and ad your thoughts in our comment section below.