Position

AHA President, 1976

Institution

Columbia University

Read In Memoriam in Perspectives, May 1989

Richard B. Morris (July 24, 1904–March 3, 1989) was an American historian specializing in colonial American legal history and the early history of American labor. He was the Gouverneur Morris Professor of History at Columbia University.

 

Bibliography

Studies in the history of American law, with special reference to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, by Richard b. Morris. New York: Columbia University Press; London: P.S. King & son, ltd., 1930.

Proceedings of the Maryland Court of Appeals: 1695-1729, edited by Carroll T. Bond; with the collaboration of Richard B. Morris. Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association, 1933.

Early American court records: a publication program, by Richard B. Morris. New York: New York University School of Law, 1941.

Government and labor in early America. New York: Columbia University Press, 1946.

Fair trial; fourteen who stood accused from Anne Hutchinson to Alger Hiss. London: Macdonald, 1953.

A guide to the principal sources for early American history (1600-1800) in the city of New York, by Evarts B. Greene and Richard B. Morris. 2d ed., rev. by Richard B. Morris. New York: Columbia University Press, 1953.

Encyclopedia of American history. 1st ed. New York: Harper, 1953; 7th ed. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.

The American Revolution, a short history. New York: Van Nostrand, 1955.

The first book of the American Revolution. Pictures by Leonard Everett Fisher. New York: Watts, 1956.

Alexander Hamilton and the founding of the Nation. Edited by Richard B. Morris. New York: Dial Press, 1957.

The spirit of ‘seventy-six; the story of the American Revolution as told by participants, edited by Henry Steele Commager and Richard B. Morris. 1st ed. 2 vols. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1958; 1st Da Capo Press ed. New York: Da Capo Press, 1995.

The first book of the Constitution. Pictures by Leonard Everett Fisher. New York: F. Watts, 1958.

The first book of the Indian wars. Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher. Maps by Mildred Waltrip. New York, Watts, 1959.

Great Presidential decisions; state papers that changed the course of history. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1960.

The first book of the War of 1812. Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher. New York: F. Watts, 1961.

Boom and bust; the twenties and thirties, 1920-1939. Edited by Richard B. Morris and James Woodress. St. Louis: Webster Pub. Co., 1962.

Voices from America’s past. Edited by Richard B. Morris and James Woodress. 4 vols. New York, Dutton, 1963-1976.

Four hundred notable Americans, edited by Richard B. Morris. Henry Steele Commager, chief consultant editor. 1st perennial library ed., rev. and with a new introd. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.

The peacemakers: the great powers and American independence, by Richard B. Morris. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.

The American Revolution reconsidered, by Richard B. Morris. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.

John Jay, the Nation, and the Court, by Richard B. Morris. Boston: Boston University Press, 1967.

The first book of the founding of the Republic, by Richard B. Morris. Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher. New York: F. Watts, 1968.

Harper encyclopedia of the modern world; a concise reference history from 1760 to the present. Edited by Richard B. Morris and Graham W. Irwin. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.

The American Revolution, 1763-1783; a bicentennial collection. Edited by Richard B. Morris. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.

The emerging nations and the American Revolution, by Richard B. Morris. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.

Perspectives on early American history; essays in honor of Richard B. Morris. Edited by Alden T. Vaughan and George Athan Billias. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

Seven who shaped our destiny; the Founding Fathers as revolutionaries, by Richard B. Morris. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

America at 200: essays, by Richard B. Morris and Henry F. Graff. New York: Foreign Policy Association, 1975.

A history of the American worker, edited by Richard B. Morris. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1983.

The forging of the Union, 1781-1789, by Richard B. Morris. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.