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The Resource American heroes : profiles of men and women who shaped early America, Edmund S. Morgan

American heroes : profiles of men and women who shaped early America, Edmund S. Morgan

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American heroes : profiles of men and women who shaped early America
Title
American heroes
Title remainder
profiles of men and women who shaped early America
Statement of responsibility
Edmund S. Morgan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reexamines the lives of acknowledged American heroes such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, and reevaluates the legacies of religious figures such as Anne Hutchinson, whose trial for heresy and banishment riveted the colonies in 1637, and lesser-known martyrs such as Mary Easty and Giles Cory, executed for practicing witchcraft
Summary
Historian Edmund S. Morgan delivers 17 stirring essays about heroic Americans. John Winthrop's unpopular stand saves Massachusetts Bay Colony. William Penn's principles forge a Philadelphia miracle. George Washington's strategy stuns the British. And Anti-Federalist opposition fosters the Bill of Rights
Biography type
collective biography
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305041
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
973.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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profiles of men and women who shaped early America
Label
American heroes : profiles of men and women who shaped early America, Edmund S. Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The conquerors -- Dangerous books -- The unyielding Indian -- John Winthrop's vision -- The Puritans and sex -- The problems of a Puritan heiress -- The case against Anne Hutchinson -- The Puritan's Puritan: Michael Wigglesworth -- The courage of Giles Cory and Mary Easty -- Postscript: Philadelphia 1787 -- The contentious Quaker: William Penn -- Ezra Stiles and Timothy Dwight -- The power of negative thinking: Benjamin Franklin and George Washington -- The end of Franklin's pragmatism -- The founding fathers' problem: representation -- The role of the Antifederalists -- The genius of Perry Miller
Control code
ocn449865851
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 278 p.
Isbn
9780393304541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)449865851
Label
American heroes : profiles of men and women who shaped early America, Edmund S. Morgan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The conquerors -- Dangerous books -- The unyielding Indian -- John Winthrop's vision -- The Puritans and sex -- The problems of a Puritan heiress -- The case against Anne Hutchinson -- The Puritan's Puritan: Michael Wigglesworth -- The courage of Giles Cory and Mary Easty -- Postscript: Philadelphia 1787 -- The contentious Quaker: William Penn -- Ezra Stiles and Timothy Dwight -- The power of negative thinking: Benjamin Franklin and George Washington -- The end of Franklin's pragmatism -- The founding fathers' problem: representation -- The role of the Antifederalists -- The genius of Perry Miller
Control code
ocn449865851
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 278 p.
Isbn
9780393304541
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)449865851

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