Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

by Carla J. Mulford

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199384198
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Carla Mulford is Professor of English at the Pennsylvania State University and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Franklin. She is also the founding president of the Society for Early Americanists.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: "This obscure Family of ours was early in the Reformation": On Family Memory
Chapter 2: "I had such a Thirst for Knowledge": Franklin's Boston Youth
Chapter 3: Franklin's Imperial Imaginings: "Coined Land" and Global Goals
Chapter 4: Pennsylvania Politics and the Problems of Empire
Chapter 5: "People in the Colonies . . . better Judges": Observing Empire at Midcentury
Chapter 6: Franklin in London's Theatre of Empire
Chapter 7: Love of Country
Chapter 8: Rebellion to Tyrants, Obedience to God
Chapter 9: "I intended well, and I hope all will end well": Franklin's Last Years
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography of Printed Sources
Index

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