“Through this great scholarly effort of Yale’s Professor Morgan, we now have a unique access to the culture and intellectual life of 18th-century America. We also have for the first time a full biography of a remarkable colonial worthy, one which general readers can enjoy and scholars use with confidence.” —Library Journal
In this life of Ezra Stiles, president of Yale University from 1778 to 1795, the noted historian Edmund S. Morgan portrays a man who reflects the thought and temper of an age in New England and the middle colonies.
About the Author
Edmund S. Morgan (1916–2013) was the Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale University and the recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, and the American Academy’s Gold Medal. The author of The Genuine Article; American Slavery, American Freedom; Benjamin Franklin; and American Heroes, among many others.