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A Companion to Benjamin Franklin
     

A Companion to Benjamin Franklin

by David Waldstreicher
 

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This companion provides a comprehensive survey of the life, work and legacy of Benjamin Franklin - the oldest, most distinctive, and multifaceted of the founders.

  • Includes contributions from across a range of academic disciplines
  • Combines traditional and cutting-edge scholarship, from accomplished and emerging experts in the field

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This companion provides a comprehensive survey of the life, work and legacy of Benjamin Franklin - the oldest, most distinctive, and multifaceted of the founders.

  • Includes contributions from across a range of academic disciplines
  • Combines traditional and cutting-edge scholarship, from accomplished and emerging experts in the field
  • Pays special attention to the American Revolution, the Enlightenment, journalism, colonial American society, and themes of race, class, and gender
  • Places Franklin in the context of recent work in political theory, American Studies, American literature, material culture studies, popular culture, and international relations

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“Readers will also appreciate the text’s comprehensive bibliography.  Summing Up: Highly recommended.  General readers, upper-division undergraduates, researchers/faculty.”  (Choice, 1 April 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444342130
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/13/2011
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History , #54
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
File size:
2 MB

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“A wonderful addition to the field of eighteenth-century studies, making available in a single volume the latest scholarship on this important figure.” – Kate Mearns Ohno, The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Yale University

“This wide-ranging collection of essays enhances our understanding of the endlessly fascinating runaway, printer, scientist, imperial servant, and revolutionary Benjamin Franklin, and illuminates his significance in American history and culture.” – Simon P. Newman, Sir Denis Brogan Professor of American History, University of Glasgow

Meet the Author

David Waldstreicher is Professor of History at Temple University. He is the author of numerous publications including Slavery's Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification (2009); Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery and the American Revolution (2004); and In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes: The Making of American Nationalism, 1776-1820 (1997).

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