Edmund S. Morgan, leading colonial scholar and best-selling biographer, dies in Conn. at 97

  • by: HILLEL ITALIE , AP National Writer
  • Updated: July 9, 2013 - 8:05 AM

NEW YORK — Edmund S. Morgan, a leading scholar of the colonial era who helped reinvigorate the reputations of the founding fathers, probed the country's racial and religious origins and, in his 80s, wrote a best-selling biography of Benjamin Franklin, has died in Connecticut. He was 97.

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