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Benjamin Franklin and the politics of improvement

Auteur: Alan Craig Houston
Uitgever: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Serie: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : Biografie : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Biography
Genoemd persoon: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Genre: Biografie, Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Alan Craig Houston
ISBN: 9780300124477 0300124473
OCLC-nummer: 213479993
Beschrijving: xi, 321 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Inhoud: 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.
Serietitel: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Verantwoordelijkheid: 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,  Meer lezen...

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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 Meer lezen...

 
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