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Margaret L. Coit

Miss Coit, the author of six books, won a Pulitzer prize in 1951 for her biography John C. Calhoun: American PortraitHer second book, Mr. Baruch (1957), depicts the transformation of a post-Reconstruction South Carolinean into the Wall Street entrepreneur. 

Coit also coauthored two accounts of the early American nation, The Growing Years: 1789-1829 (1963) and The Sweep Westward: 1829-49 (1963). 

Articles by this Author

Dearest Friends, October 1968 | Vol. 19, No. 6
The courtship and fifty-four-year marriage of John and Abigail Adams was, despite separation and war and tragedy, a moving and highly literate love feast between two "Dearest Friends"