Morris Bishop

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The late Morris Bishop was professor emeritus of romance literature at Cornell and a frequent and esteemed contributor to this magazine.

Articles by this Contributor

August 1966

General Washington was less than charmed by the young Frenchman whose thirst for la gloire was matched only by his ignorance of English. But the newcomer swallowed his pride, served valiantly, and lived to piquantly recall his adventures as

December 1969

Do today’s turbulent college campuses make you long for the good old days? The facts may dampen your nostalgia

February 1969

Driven from Vermont, the prophet John H. Noyes and his followers formed a communistic society in central New York where they shared everything — including a belief that scientific breeding would improve their offspring

April 1969

The future French king asked Washington for directions and got an arduous tour of a new nation’s wilderness

October 1969

Sullivan’ s meticulously planned expedition of 1779 aimed to cripple once and for all the redskin allies of King George

August 1974

Saluting a departing general, the British dazzled Philadelphians with the grandest party the city had ever seen; the tiny army that had toppled the general bided its time nearby