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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: with Related Documents / Edition 3

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: with Related Documents / Edition 3

by Louis P. Masur


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781319048990
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 04/22/2016
Series: Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 382,256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Louis P. Masur is Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University. He has received teaching awards from several universities and is the author of numerous books including The Civil War: A Concise History and Lincoln's Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion. Masur is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Society of American Historians.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Part One
INTRODUCTION: The Life of Benjamin Franklin

The Road to Success

A Political Life

The History of the Autobiography

Part Two
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Franklin’s First Outline for the Autobiography

Part Three
Related Documents

1. Plan of Conduct, 1726

2. "The Speech of Miss Polly Baker," 1747

3. Poor Richard Improved, 1758

4. Letter to Oliver Neave, Before 1769

5. Letter to Lord Howe, July 20, 1776

6. 6. Speech in the Convention at the Conclusion of Its Deliberations, September 17, 1787

7. An Address to the Public, November 9, 1789

8. Sidi Mehemet Ibrahim on the Slave Trade, March 23, 1790

9. Auguste de Saint Aubin after a drawing by Charles Cochin, Ben Franklin, 1777 and Benjamin West, Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky, 1816

A Franklin Chronology (1706–1790)   
Questions for Consideration   
Selected Bibliography   


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