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Edmund S. Morgan

AKA Edmund Sears Morgan

Born: 17-Jan-1916
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Died: 8-Jul-2013
Location of death: New Haven, CT
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Puritan Dilemma

Father: Edmund Morris Morgan
Mother: Elsie Smith
Wife: Helen Theresa Mayer (m. 1939, d. 1982)

    High School: Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA
    University: BA, Harvard University (1937)
    University: London School of Economics
    University: PhD, History of American Civilization, Harvard University (1942)
    Professor: History, Brown University (1946-55)
    Professor: History, Yale University (1955-86)

    Bancroft Prize 1989 for Inventing the People

Author of books:
The Puritan Family: Religion and Domestic Relations in Seventeenth-Century New England (1944, social studies)
Virginians at Home: Family Life in the Eighteenth Century (1952, social studies)
The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to Revolution (1953, history)
The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89 (1956, history)
The Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop (1958, biography)
The Gentle Puritan: A Life of Ezra Stiles, 1727-1795 (1962, biography)
Visible Saints: The History of a Puritan Idea (1963, religion)
The American Revolution: Two Centuries of Interpretation (1965, history)
Roger Williams: The Church and the State (1967, biography)
So What About History? (1969, history)
American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia (1975, history)
The Meaning of Independence: John Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson (1976, history)
The Genius of George Washington (1980, biography)
Inventing the People: Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America (1988, history)
Benjamin Franklin (2002, biography)
The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America (2004, history)
American Heroes: Profiles of Men and Women Who Shaped Early America (2009, history)



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