In his books and articles he has transformed every aspect of the subjects he touched—from the social basis of colonial politics to early American educational history to the origins of the American Revolution to early American immigration. Few, if any, American historians in the modern era of professional history-writing have dominated their particular subject of specialization to the degree that Bernard Bailyn has dominated early American history in the past half-century.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Wood: "History in Context, The American vision of Bernard Bailyn"
Gordon Wood writing for the Weekly Standard here. A taste: