Prologue to Revolution: Sources and Documents on the Stamp Act Crisis, 1764-1766, Volume 10

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Edmund Sears Morgan
Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Virginia, 1959 - History - 163 pages

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Prologue to Revolution: The Stamp Act Crisis is a reader of (nearly) all the primary sources concerned with the Stamp Act of 1765 in the American colonies. Not only was this an amazing bit of work to ... Read full review

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Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Edmund Morgan spent most of his youth in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was educated at the Belmont Hill School, Harvard, and the London School of Economics. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1942 and three years later began his teaching career at the University of Chicago.From there he moved first to Brown University and then to Yale, where he became Sterling Professor in 1965 and emeritus in 1986. Morgan's historical writings greatly enhance our understanding of such complex aspects of the American experience as Puritanism, the Revolution, and the relationship between slavery and racism. At the same time, they captivate readers in the classroom and beyond. His work is a felicitous blend of rigorous scholarship, imaginative analysis, and graceful presentation. Although sometimes characterized as the quintessential Whig historian, in reality Morgan transcends simplistic categorization and has done more, perhaps, than any other historian to open new and creative paths of inquiry into the meaning of the early American experience.

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