Edmund S. Morgan


Born
in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The United States
January 17, 1916

Died
July 08, 2013

Genre

Influences


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More books by Edmund S. Morgan…
“The only way to make a library safe is to lock people out of it. As long as they are allowed to read the books 'any old time they have a mind to,' libraries will remain the nurseries of heresy and independence of thought. They will, in fact, preserve that freedom which is a far more important part of our lives than any ideology or orthodoxy, the freedom that dissolves orthodoxies and inspires solutions to the ever-changing challenges of the future. I hope that your library and mine will continue in this way to be dangerous for many years to come.”
Edmund S. Morgan, American Heroes: Profiles of Men and Women Who Shaped Early America

“The Indians, keeping to themselves, laughed at your superior methods and lived from the land more abundantly and with less labor than you did... And when your own people started deserting in order to live with them, it was too much... So you killed the Indians, tortured them, burned their villages, burned their cornfields... But you still did not grow much corn.”
edmund morgan

“I would say that my ideal of writing history is to give the reader vicarious experience. You’re born in one particular century at a particular time, and the only experience you can have directly is of the place you live and the time you live in. History is a way of giving you experience that you would otherwise be cut off from.”
Edmund Sears Morgan

Polls

Wow! I'm so late with next months book poll. Sorry! January is one of our non-fiction months...biography/history. Vote for your choice. This is a quick one so it will end on Friday. Depending on the length of the book we choose, we may skip the first Tuesday in January for discussion.

Madame de Pompadour Madame de Pompadour  by Nancy Mitford Nancy Mitford
 
  4 votes, 100.0%

Lucrezia Borgia Lucrezia Borgia Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy by Sarah Bradford Sarah Bradford
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography Eleanor of Aquitaine A Biography by Marion Meade Marion Meade
 
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  0 votes, 0.0%

Queen Isabella Queen Isabella Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England by Alison Weir Alison Weir
 
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Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin by Edmund S. Morgan Edmund S. Morgan
 
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