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Title A companion to Benjamin Franklin
Published Wiley-Blackwell 2011
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Description 1 online resource (560)
Series Blackwell companions to American history
Blackwell companions to American history.
Contents pt. 1. Biography -- pt. 2. Franklin and eighteenth-century America -- pt. 3. Franklin the writer and thinker -- pt. 4. Franklin and the categories of inquiry
Summary "Benjamin Franklin was the oldest and most distinctive of America's founding fathers and he represents a political tradition that has been all but forgotten today - one that prizes pragmatism over moralism, religious tolerance over fundamentalist rigidity, and social mobility over privilege. Written by contributors from across a range of academic disciplines, A Companion to Benjamin Franklin brings together traditional and cutting-edge scholarship to explore the different ideas and approaches to a figure of singular importance in American political, cultural, intellectual, and literary history. Biographical chapters provide an introduction to the four main phases of Franklin's life and the ways in which they have been interpreted, while others examine his diverse range of interests and the related concerns of biographers and scholars who have produced important work about the man and his times. The final section places Franklin in the context of recent work that has situated him within political theory and international relations, literary and cultural studies, and popular culture"-- Provided by publisher
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
Printers -- United States -- Biography.
Scientists -- United States -- Biography.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
HISTORY -- United States -- Colonial Period (1600-1775)
Intellectual life.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Waldstreicher, David. Editor.
LC no. 2011006753
ISBN 128317815X