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Benjamin Franklin and the politics of improvement

Autor: Alan Craig Houston
Editora: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Séries: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Biografia : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Biography
Pessoa Denominada: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Tipo de Material: Biografia, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Alan Craig Houston
ISBN: 9780300124477 0300124473
Número OCLC: 213479993
Descrição: xi, 321 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Conteúdos: 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.
Título da Série: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Responsabilidade: 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,  Ler mais...

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"A dazzlingly written and deliciously detailed portrait of Franklin's unique place in the politics and culture of the eighteenth-century Atlantic world."--Stephen Holmes, New York University School Ler mais...

 
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