Morgan, Edmund S. (Edmund Sears) 1916-
Most widely held works about Edmund S Morgan
Most widely held works by Edmund S Morgan
Benjamin Franklin by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 3,046 libraries worldwide
Benjamin Franklin is perhaps the most remarkable figure in American history: the greatest statesman of his age, he played a pivotal role in the formation of the American republic. He was also a pioneering scientist, a best selling author, the country's first postmaster general, a printer, a bon vivant, a diplomat, a ladies' man, and a moralist-and the most prominent celebrity of the eighteenth century. Franklin was, however, a man of vast contradictions, as Edmund Morgan demonstrates in this brilliant biography. A reluctant revolutionary, Franklin had desperately wished to preserve the British Empire, and he mourned the break even as he led the fight for American independence. Despite his passion for science, Franklin viewed his groundbreaking experiments as secondary to his civic duties. And although he helped to draft both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, he had personally hoped that the new American government would take a different shape. Unraveling the enigma of Franklin's character, Morgan shows that he was the rare individual who consistently placed the public interest before his own desires.
The birth of the Republic, 1763-89 by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
45 editions published between 1956 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,688 libraries worldwide
Here are the events of that remarkable quarter-century which transformed thirteen quarrelsome colonies into a nation. The author's account of the Revolutionary period shows how the challenge of British taxation started the Americans on a search for constitutional principles to protect their freedom.
The Puritan dilemma; the story of John Winthrop by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
26 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,639 libraries worldwide
The story of John Winthrop.
American slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial Virginia by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 2,303 libraries worldwide
The men who came together to found the independent United States either held slaves or were willing to join hands with those who did. George Washington, hero of the Revolution, was the master of several hundred slaves. Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, owned more than 200 men, women, and children while eloquently defending the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In this classic work, originally published in 1976, through a meticulous history of Virginia from its earliest settlement through the seventeenth century boom in tobacco, the gradual replacement of servitude with slavery, and the rise of republican ideology, historian Morgan reveals the deep and interlocking relationship between these seemingly contradictory ideas.--From publisher description.
The Stamp act crisis; prologue to revolution by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
36 editions published between 1953 and 1995 in English and held by 1,799 libraries worldwide
American heroes : profiles of men and women who shaped early America by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,784 libraries worldwide
Reexamines the lives of bona-fide American heroes such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, and reevaluates the legacies of religious figures such as Anne Hutchinson, whose trial for heresy and banishment riveted the colonies in 1637, and unknown martyrs such as Mary Easty and Giles Cory, executed for practicing witchcraft.
The Puritan family : religion & domestic relations in seventeenth-century New England by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
24 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and held by 1,710 libraries worldwide
Examines the various social, political, religious, and economic aspects of marriage and the family in Puritan New England, considering household relationships and the family's place in the Puritan social order.
The genuine article : a historian looks at early America by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,595 libraries worldwide
An analysis of American colonial history, told in twenty-four essays, is categorized under such sections as "New Englanders," "Southerners," and "Revolutionaries" and features detailed discussions on a wide range of topics including early American leaders and the impact of slavery.
Visible saints : the history of a Puritan idea by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
34 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and held by 1,492 libraries worldwide
Inventing the people : the rise of popular sovereignty in England and America by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,402 libraries worldwide
Morgan argues, in effect, that representative democracy is a tool to bolster rule by the powerful few over the many; the majority are thus led to believe they control their own destiny. In this quietly subversive rereading of our history, American colonists perfected the fiction of popular rule by involving voters in extravagant electoral campaigns and by insisting that elected representatives derived their power from their constituents. Meanwhile, elitist colonial rulers who owned considerable property pulled strings to get their way. --from vendor description
The American Revolution: two centuries of interpretation by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
Roger Williams; the church and the state by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
11 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 1,205 libraries worldwide
An examination of his ideas about the relationship of church and state.
Virginians at home; family life in the eighteenth century by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
24 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in English and held by 1,053 libraries worldwide
Family life in the eighteenth century.
The challenge of the American Revolution by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
Essays written over the past thirty years assess the American Revolution's abstract and specifically contemporary importance and study factors and events seen as contributing directly to American independence and a national consciousness.
The gentle Puritan; a life of Ezra Stiles, 1727-1795 by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
20 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 983 libraries worldwide
Comprehensive biography of the New England clergyman, President of Yale during and after the American Revolution, whose letters, journals and notebooks supply us with information about his times.
Not your usual founding father : selected readings from Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 977 libraries worldwide
Presents a comprehensive collection of lesser-known writings of founding father Benjamin Franklin including journal entries and letters that express his personal views, habits, discoveries, and political thoughts.
The meaning of independence : John Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 961 libraries worldwide
The genius of George Washington by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Uses many of Washington's letters to his associates to portray his superior understanding of the nature of military and political power.
Saints & revolutionaries : essays on early American history ( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 898 libraries worldwide
Puritan political ideas, 1558-1794 by Edmund S Morgan ( Book )
4 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 libraries worldwide
Adams, John,--1735-1826 American Revolution (1775-1783) Archives Archives (Franklin, Benjamin) Audiobooks Bibliography Biography Church and state Church history Church--History of doctrines Civilization College presidents Confederation of the United States (1783-1789) Connecticut Families Franklin, Benjamin,--1706-1790 Governors Great Britain Heroes History History Inventors Jefferson, Thomas,--1743-1826 Juvenile works Large type books Manners and customs Massachusetts New England Philosophy Political science Presidents Printers Puritans Records and correspondence Representative government and representation Scientists Slavery Social history Sources Sovereignty Stamp Act (Great Britain : 1765) Statesmen Stiles, Ezra,--1727-1795 United States Virginia Washington, George,--1732-1799 Wigglesworth, Michael,--1631-1705 Williams, Roger,--1604?-1683 Winthrop, John,--1588-1649 Yale University
Morgan, Edmund S. (Edmund Sears)
Morgan, Edmund Sears
Morgan, Edmund Sears, 1916-
Sears-Morgan, Edmund 1916-
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