Genuine Article: A Historian Looks At Early America by Edmund S MorganGenuine Article: A Historian Looks At Early America by Edmund S Morgan

Genuine Article: A Historian Looks At Early America

byEdmund S Morgan

Paperback | August 23, 2005

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"This book amounts to an intellectual autobiography....These pieces are thus a statement of what I have thought about early Americans during nearly seventy years in their company," writes historian Edmund S. Morgan in the introduction to this landmark collection. The Genuine Article gathers together twenty-five of Morgan's finest essays over forty years, commenting brilliantly on everything from Jamestown to James Madison. In revealing the private lives of "Those Sexy Puritans" and "The Price of Honor" on Southern plantations, The Genuine Article details the daily lives of early Americans, along with "The Great Political Fiction" that continues to this day. As one of our most celebrated historians, Morgan's characteristic insight and penetrating wisdom are not to be missed in this extraordinarily rich portrait of early America and its Founding Fathers.
Edmund S. Morgan (1916–2013) was the Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale University and the recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, and the American Academy’s Gold Medal. The author of The Genuine Article; American Slavery, American Freedom; Benjamin Franklin; and American Heroes, among many others.
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Title:Genuine Article: A Historian Looks At Early AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:August 23, 2005Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393327140

ISBN - 13:9780393327144

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"A remarkable journey through a frequently surprising past."