Morgan, Edmund S.

Morgan, Edmund S. (Sears)

(1916–  ) historian; born in Minneapolis, Minn. Educated at Harvard University (Ph.D. 1942) and the London School of Economics (1937–38), he focused on early New England, pre-Revolutionary, and Revolutionary history. His Roger Williams: The Church and State (1967) emphasizes the interplay between colonial theological thought and political institutions. He taught at the University of Chicago (1945–46), Brown (1947–55), and Yale (1955).
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