Benjamin and William Franklin: Father and Son, Patriot and Loyalist / Edition 1

Benjamin and William Franklin: Father and Son, Patriot and Loyalist / Edition 1

by Sheila L. Skemp, Sheila L. Skemp
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312086172

ISBN-13: 9780312086176

Pub. Date: 03/15/1994

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

The American Revolution was a civil war as well as a war for independence. The experience of Benjamin Franklin and his son, William, royal governor of New Jersey, reveals America's internal struggle over the question of loyalty to England. A collection of letters accompanies Sheila Skemp's narrative of the two men, bonded by blood, divided by political cause.

Overview

The American Revolution was a civil war as well as a war for independence. The experience of Benjamin Franklin and his son, William, royal governor of New Jersey, reveals America's internal struggle over the question of loyalty to England. A collection of letters accompanies Sheila Skemp's narrative of the two men, bonded by blood, divided by political cause.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312086176
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
03/15/1994
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
205
Sales rank:
435,439
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART I. BENJAMIN AND WILLIAM FRANKLIN

Introduction: Divided Loyalties
1. Self-Made Men
2. Forging a Partnership
3. Government Men
4. Men in the Middle
5. The Making of a Patriot
6. The Making of a Loyalist
7. Toward Independence
8. "When in the Course of Human Events"

Epilogue

PART II. THE DOCUMENTS

1. William Franklin, Letter to Benjamin Franklin, September 7, 1765
2. Benjamin Franklin, Letter to William Franklin, September 9, 1765
3. John Dickinson, From "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies," 1767, 1768
4. William Franklin, Letter to Lord Hillsborough, November 23, 1768
5. Benjamin Franklin, "Causes of the American Discontents before 1768," January 1768
6. William Franklin, Speech to the New Jersey Assembly, January 13, 1775
7. William Franklin, Letter to Lord Dartmouth, May 6, 1775
8. Benjamin Franklin, Letter to William Franklin, August 16, 1784

APPENDICES

A Franklin Chronology (1706-1814)
Selected Bibliography

Index

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