The Genuine Article



The Genuine Article This Book Amounts To An Intellectual Autobiography.These Pieces Are Thus A Statement Of What I Have Thought About Early Americans During Nearly Seventy Years In Their Company, Writes Historian Edmund S Morgan In The Introduction To This Landmark Collection The Genuine Article Gathers Together Twenty Five Of Morgan S Finest Essays Over Forty Years, Commenting Brilliantly On Everything From Jamestown To James Madison In Revealing The Private Lives Of Those Sexy Puritans And The Price Of Honor On Southern Plantations, The Genuine Article Details The Daily Lives Of Early Americans, Along With The Great Political Fiction That Continues To This Day As One Of Our Most Celebrated Historians, Morgan S Characteristic Insight And Penetrating Wisdom Are Not To Be Missed In This Extraordinarily Rich Portrait Of Early America And Its Founding Fathers.

10 thoughts on “The Genuine Article

  1. says:

    a perfect model of condensing american history books into 5 page reviews essays edmund morgan can write like a mf and synthesize and critique what he reads with what he knows believes into funny, informative and easy to understand short essays about early america, comparing and contrasting new england, new dutch, and southern colonies in all kinds of ways, from religion to sex a must have reference for any serious history readers i cannot quite figure out if these were all nyrb book reviews o a perfect model of condensing american history books into 5 page reviews essays edmund morgan can write like a mf and synthesize and critique what he reads with what he knows believes into funny, informative and easy to understand short...

  2. says:

    The Genuine Article is a collection of essay reviews that Edmund S Morgan published in the New York Review of Books beginning in the 1970s into the early years of the 21st century Morgan was already regarded as one of the leading historians of the American colonial period and Revolutionary War at the time he wrote the first of these essays, which of course his why the editors of the Review selected him His work since has only enhanced that reputation He groups the essays topically r...

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    The author, Edmund Morgan, obviously knows his history And is as expert an historian I ve read when it comes to knowing previous historical works and what they covered So in that sense, this book isfor historians t...

  4. says:

    Ultimately a charming compendium of reviews written by Morgan, one of the most important early American historians of the 20th century Morgan has always had a knack for distilling complex ideas in rather straightforw...

  5. says:

    Ended up being a great book I sort of skipped around and read the chapters that sounded most interesting as it was a collection of essays Morgan is sort of the authority on the American Revolution, so it was interesting to hear his take A good refresher on Early America, ...

  6. says:

    Although it is strange to read historians reviewing other history books or essays, I found it interesting how the author would critique others works It certainly made me realize that history is somewh...

  7. says:

    This book collects reviews published in the New York Review over twenty or thirty years Morgan is an excellent book reviewer He places the book in a larger background both the historical period covered and the academic trends that affect it He find...

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    Its pretty hard to go wrong with a book that compiles NYRB articles on pre revolutionary America That said, I find that some of Morgan s reviews provide less background information and or analysis of the subject matter than the strongest of NYRB efforts.

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