GORDON S. WOOD
Eminent scholar of early U.S., Bernard Bailyn, dies at 97
Bailyn, one of the countrys leading historians of the early U.S., has died at age 97. Bailyn was best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, among the most influential historical works of the past few decades. (AP Photo/Julia Malakie, File)NEW YORK Bernard Bailyn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and educator of lasting influence whose The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution transformed how many thought about the countrys formation, has died at 97. This logic of rebellion led the founders not only to defy their colonial rulers, but to envision Americas destiny in the context of world history, Bailyn wrote. An acknowledged landmark in scholarship, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution won the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize in 1968.