Channing, Edward. Historian. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, June 15, 1856. Graduate of Harvard, 1878; instructor, 1883; professor of history at Harvard. Author: "The United States, 1765-1865," "A Student's History of the United States," "Town and County Government in the English Colonies of North America," "Narragansett Planters," "The Planting of a Nation in the New World," etc. Collaborator with Justin Winsor on "The Narrative and Critical History of America"; with Albert B. Hart in "Guide to Study of American History"; and with Thomas W. Higginson in "English History for American Readers."