For the third conversation in a series of live chats presented for Gilder Lehrman Affiliate Schools, historian Gordon Wood sat down with Gilder Lehrman President James Basker for a discussion about American origins.

Professor Wood, a Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar of the American Founding Era who has also received a National Humanities Medal, took questions from teachers and students regarding his essay collection, The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States (Penguin, 2012).

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