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Benjamin Franklin and the politics of improvement

Autore: Alan Craig Houston
Editore: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Serie: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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This fascinating book explores Benjamin Franklin's social and political thought. Although Franklin is often considered "the first American," his intellectual world was cosmopolitan. An active participant in eighteenth-century Atlantic debates over the modern commercial republic, Franklin combined abstract analyses with practical proposals. Houston treats Franklin as shrewd, creative and engaged- a lively thinker who  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Alan Craig Houston
ISBN: 9780300124477 0300124473
Numero OCLC: 213479993
Descrizione: xi, 321 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Map of Philadelphia, 1752 / Nicholas Scull and George Heap --
Map of British North America, 1750 --
Map of the British Atlantic World, 1763 --
Commerce --
Association --
Population --
Union --
Slavery.
Titolo della serie: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Responsabilità: Alan Houston.
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Explores Benjamin Franklin's social and political thought. This book examines such themes as trade and commerce, voluntary associations and civic militias, population growth and immigration policy,  Per saperne di più…

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"Houston's placement of Franklin in the milieu of the social and political theorists with whom he circulated is unmatched."-Carla Mulford, Pennsylvania State University -- Carla Mulford "An Per saperne di più…

 
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