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Joseph C. Morton

Born: 1932 in Minneapolis, MN
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: The author taught at Northeastern University in Chicago.

Biography: Morton graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. He was an Associate Professor of History, at Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania from 1964 - 1967 and a Professor of History at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago from 1967 - 2001.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers

Joseph C. Morton on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Shapers of the great debate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 :
ISBN: 0313330212 OCLC: 70207421

Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : 2006.

As the oldest still operational written constitution in the world, the U.S. Constitution--and the concepts it proclaims-- have been under almost constant attack since its inception. At a convention in 1787, fifty-five delegates assembled in Philadelphia to revise and amend the Articles of Confederation, only to emerge sixteen weeks later with a new document: the U.S. Constitution. The convention was filled with constant debate over how much power should be given to government and how should this power be allocated, state rights v. nationalists, small states v. large states, political conservativ.

The American Revolution /
ISBN: 0313317925 OCLC: 51518291

Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : 2003.

A reference guide to the American Revolution containing an overview essay, essays on such topics as the home front and revolutionary diplomacy, biographies of nineteen major revolutionary figures, eleven primary documents, a chronology, and an annotated bibliography.