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American heroes :

profiles of men and women who shaped early America /

Edmund S. Morgan.

Main Author: Morgan, Edmund S. 1916-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2010
Subjects: Heroes > United States > Biography.
United States > History > Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 > Biography.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Biography.
United States > History > 1783-1815 > Biography.
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Table of Contents:
  • The conquerors
  • Dangerous books
  • The unyielding Indian
  • John Winthrop's vision
  • The Puritans and sex
  • The problems of a Puritan heiress
  • The case against Anne Hutchinson
  • The Puritan's Puritan: Michael Wigglesworth
  • The courage of Giles Cory and Mary Easty
  • Postscript: Philadelphia 1787
  • The contentious Quaker: William Penn
  • Ezra Stiles and Timothy Dwight
  • The power of negative thinking: Benjamin Franklin and George Washington
  • The end of Franklin's pragmatism
  • The founding fathers' problem: representation
  • The role of the Antifederalists
  • The genius of Perry Miller.

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