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Morgan, Edmund S. (Edmund Sears) 1916-2013

Overview
Works: 118 works in 766 publications in 5 languages and 41,311 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Church history  Essays  Archives  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Personal narratives  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Composer, pos, Author of introduction
Classifications: E208, 973.3
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The birth of the Republic, 1763-89 by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

88 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,553 WorldCat member 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
Benjamin Franklin by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 3,102 WorldCat member 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 Stamp act crisis; prologue to revolution by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

74 editions published between 1953 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Puritan dilemma : the story of John Winthrop by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

36 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of John Winthrop
American slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial Virginia by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,620 WorldCat member 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 Puritan family; religion & domestic relations in seventeenth-century New England by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

65 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,099 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,702 WorldCat member 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
The American Revolution : two centuries of interpretation by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 1985 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visible saints : the history of a Puritan idea by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

57 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American heroes : profiles of men and women who shaped early America by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member 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
Inventing the people : the rise of popular sovereignty in England and America by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,436 WorldCat member 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 meaning of independence : John Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans did not at first cherish the idea of political severance from their mother country. In just a few years, however, they came to desire independence above all else. What brought about this change of feeling and how did it affect the lives of their citizens? To answer these questions, Edmund S. Morgan looks at three men who may fairly be called the "architects of independence," the first presidents of the United States. Anecdotes from their letters and diaries recapture the sense of close identity many early Americans felt with their country's political struggles. Through this perspective, Morgan examines the growth of independence from its initial declaration and discovers something of its meaning, for three men who responded to its challenge and for the nation that they helped create. This book, first published in 1976, has become one of the standard short works on the first three presidents of the United States George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. When the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association and the Organization of American Historians asked 1,500 historians to name the ten best books about George Washington, this book was one of those selected. In this updated edition, the author provides a new preface to address a few remaining concerns he has pondered in the quarter century since first publication
Roger Williams; the church and the state by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,258 WorldCat member 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 )

37 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family life in the eighteenth century
The challenge of the American Revolution by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member 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
Puritan political ideas, 1558-1794 by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Morgan, in this unique collection, focuses upon three ideas that lay at the root of Puritan political theory and have had a continuing significance in our history: calling, covenant, and the separate spheres of church and state. The selections show the origin of these ideas in the writings of the early English Puritans before the colonization of America, in seventeenth century New England, and finally in new contexts in the eighteenth century. One may read these documents as primary sources of Puritan thought per se, as sources of American intellectual history, or as sources of a political theory that flowered in the early years of the new constitutional republic. - Foreword
The gentle Puritan; a life of Ezra Stiles, 1727-1795 by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

33 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member 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
The genius of George Washington by Edmund S Morgan( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member 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 by David D Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not your usual founding father : selected readings from Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member 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
 
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Edmund Morgan Amerikaans hoogleraar (1916-2013)

Edmund S. Morgan

Edmund S. Morgan US-amerikanischer Historiker und Hochschulprofessor

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Benjamin FranklinThe Stamp act crisis; prologue to revolutionThe Puritan dilemma : the story of John WinthropAmerican slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial VirginiaThe Puritan family; religion & domestic relations in seventeenth-century New EnglandThe genuine article : a historian looks at early AmericaVisible saints : the history of a Puritan ideaAmerican heroes : profiles of men and women who shaped early America