1 when benjamin franklin died on april 17, a little more than two hundred years ago, the first congress of the united states under its new constitution was busy addressing the problems of a young republic in a world of monarchies. Benjamin franklin frs frse (january 17, 1706 [os january 6, 1705] – april 17, 1790) was an american polymath and one of the founding fathers of the united statesfranklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomatas a scientist, he was a major figure in the american. The puritan dilemma, by edmund s morgan, is the biography of john winthrop, a puritan who departs from england in order to create a haven and an example of a community where the laws of god were followed diligently.
Also a revolutionary american: edmund s morgan on benjamin franklin, an interview with prof morgan, at bookweborg benjamin franklin an educational site on franklin from pbs, includes a virture quiz, which raises questions about ethics that can be discussed in contemporary terms. Franklinpapersorg a digital version of the franklin papers, created and maintained by the packard humanities institute (phi) and previously available to scholars and researchers on a cd-rom, is now available to the public with an introduction by edmund s morgan. Once that war was inevitable, franklin took what he believed to be the side of right -- as opposed to that of rights, morgan likes to point out. An informed and accessible prose stylist, morgan liked to imagine his readers as ignorant geniuses the public knew him best for benjamin franklin, published in 2002, when morgan was 86.
-review essay: secrets of benjamin franklin (edmund s morgan, january 31, 1991, the new york review of books) -lecture: an address to the colonial society of massachusetts, on the occasion of its centennial (edmund s morgan, sep 1993, the new england quarterly. Benjamin franklin is my favorite historical personality, and yet i found mr morgan's book a bit dry and academic for my taste i respect mr morgan's analysis, but as a biography, the book lacks too many details about franklin's personal life to be very engaging. Many other franklin biographies exist, and not in the fog of distant memory the most recent, ''benjamin franklin'' by edmund s morgan, was published only last year and is admiringly acknowledged. Puritans and sex essay in the puritans and sex by edmund s morgan, the author explores some of the stereotypes and misconceptions about the puritans and their thoughts on sex many people believe that the puritans thought that sex was something to be frown upon and was a necessary evil.
Edmund s morgan is the sterling professor emeritus at yale university and author of fifteen previous books, including the widely admired biography benjamin franklin (2002) the genuine article: a. Of the many biographies written on franklin over the years, probably the best is edmund s morgan’s benjamin franklin (new haven: yale university press, 2002) economical and highly readable, morgan’s biography focuses on franklin’s life as a statesman, making a strong case for the centrality of public service in franklin’s wide-ranging. Benjamin franklin by edmund morgan essay by admin the best papers 0 comments one of the most celebrated lifes of all time written is said to be made by edmund morgan when he accounted that of benjamin franklin’s life. Free essays on ben franklin by edmund morgan 2009 discovering america benjamin franklin essay benjamin franklin has influenced american technology and lifestyles by using his proficiencies and intelligence to conduct numerous experiments, arrive at theories,.
Dr edmund s morgan has taught at the university of chicago, brown, and yale his specialty is colonial and revolutionary history he has written biographies of benjamin franklin and roger williams. Edmund s morgan, a professor emeritus at yale university, was the author of more than a dozen books, including a bestseller on benjamin franklin. Benjamin franklin in his autobiography and in edmund s morgan’s biography benjamin franklin benjamin franklin was the first american hero he was essential in formulating america’s cause and his role in the peace negotiations with england made him an idol for generations.
The autobiography of benjamin franklin, second edition, with a new foreword by edmund s morgan, new haven & london 2003, isbn 0-300-09858-8 benjamin franklin’s experiments: a new edition of franklin’s experiments and observations on electricity , ed, with a critical and historical introduction, by i bernard cohen, cambridge, mass, 1941. Benjamin franklin edmund s morgan selected by choice magazine as an outstanding academic title for 2003 named one of the best books of 2002 by los angeles times book review named a best book of 2002 by salt lake city tribune chosen as a notable book of the year by the new york times book review chosen as a best book for 2002 by the washington post book world. [note numbering follows the franklin papers source] 6 the congressional resolution of sept 12, 1781, that “provision is made for the examination of mr deane’s accounts, by the appointment of a vice consul” and attendant order that deane be informed of the appointment: jcc , xxi , 955.
Edmund morgan remembers this adams comment in his new biographical sketch of benjamin franklin when he quotes adams as claiming that the revolution “was effected before the war commenced the revolution was in the hearts and minds of the people” (p 188. Edmund morgan's benjamin franklin is a great biography of an extraordinary human being morgan, a distinguished historian, wisely avoids relying on secondary sources, and instead focuses on franklin's own words and those of his contemporaries, as collected in the papers of benjamin franklin. A cross comparison between edmund s morgan's biography benjamin franklin and benjamin franklin's autobiography essay by pack092 , university, bachelor's , a , february 2004 download word file , 4 pages download word file , 4 pages 30 5 votes. Edmund sears morgan (january 17, 1916 – july 8, 2013) was an american historian and an eminent authority on early american historyhe was the sterling emeritus professor of history at yale university, where he taught from 1955 to 1986 he specialized in american colonial history, with some attention to english historythomas s kidd says he was noted for his incisive writing style, simply.