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Morris, Richard Brandon


MORRIS, RICHARD BRANDON (1904–1989), U.S. historian. Born and educated in New York, Morris taught at City College, New York, from 1927 to 1949, and became professor of history at Columbia in 1949. Among his important books are Studies in the History of American Law (1930); The Peacemakers (1965); Government and Labor in Early America (1946); and The American Revolution Reconsidered (1967). He was coeditor of The New American Nation series (from 1953); The Spirit of Seventy-Six (1958); the Encyclopedia of American History (1953, 1963; 1970; 1982); and a Documentary History of the United States (from 1968). He also wrote John Jay, The Nation and the Court (1967); The Emerging Nations and the American Revolution (1970); Seven Who Shaped Our Destiny (1973); Witnesses at the Creation (1986); and The Forging of the Union (1987). He made noteworthy contributions in the field of archival preservation. He also served as chairman of the board of the editors of Labor History.

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