Booknotes Transcript: To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders

Host Brian Lamb begins this interview by quoting Washington Post writer Jonathan Yardley, who said of Bailyn:

"For approximately half a century, Bailyn has been the country's most distinguished and influential scholar of the Revolution, the author of numerous books and the winner of prizes by the cartload. As professor of history at Harvard, he trained many of the younger scholars who have done so much to enhance our understanding of the period before, during and after the Revolution. It is no exaggeration to say that his influence on what the nation knows about its own beginnings is immense, if incalculable."

In this interview, Bailyn addresses his book To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders.

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Speaker or writer:
Bernard Bailyn
Date:
March 23, 2003
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http://www.booknotes.org/Transcript/?ProgramID=1720
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