Morgan, Edmund Sears
Edmund Sears Morgan, 1916–, U.S. historian, b. Minneapolis. After receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1942, he taught at the Univ. of Chicago (1945–46) and at Brown (1946–55) before becoming (1955) professor of history at Yale. An expert on American colonial history, Morgan writes in a way that appeals to the general reading public while maintaining high scholarly standards. His many books include The Puritan Family (1944, rev. and enl. ed. 1966), The Stamp Act Crisis, with his wife Helen M. Morgan (1953, rev. ed. 1963), The Puritan Dilemma (1958) and biographies of Ezra Stiles (1962) and Roger Williams (1967).
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