Edmund S. Morgan

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Edmund S. Morgan (1916-2013) was a Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale who authored many books about the American colonies and the Founding Fathers. His 2002 book, Benjamin Franklin, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award. Other works include The Challenge of the American Revolution, The Genius of George Washington, and The Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop.

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August/september 1983

Did the fifty-five statesmen meeting in Philadelphia at the Constitutional Convention know that a witch-hunt was taking place while they deliberated? Did they care?