William Franklin: Son of a Patriot, Servant of a King

William Franklin: Son of a Patriot, Servant of a King

by Sheila L Skemp

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Overview

An engrossing biography of Benjamin Franklin's illegitimate son, showing how the America Revolution tore Ben and William apart. This accoutn follows William Frnklin's career from fighting in the French and Indian War to leading royal loyalists in New York, Capturing the bitterness of a family split between father and son, patriot and loyalist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195057454
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/01/1990
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.29(d)

About the Author

Sheila L. Skemp is Associate Professor of History at the University of Mississippi.

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
I.An "Indulgent" Father, a Loyal Son3
II.Father, Brother, and Companion22
III.An Easy, Agreeable Administration43
IV."Times of Ferment and Confusion"61
V.The Letter of the Law81
VI.Walking a Tightrope99
VIISeeds of Controversy122
VIII.A Government Man141
IX."Two Roads"160
X.An "Appearance of Government"173
XI."An Enemy to the Liberties of This Country"192
XII."Like a Bear Through the Country"209
XIII."An Unwillingness to Quit the Scene of Action"227
XIV."Deprived of Their All"247
Epilogue267
Selected Bibliography: A Note on Sources277
Notes291
Index349

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