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Benjamin Franklin and the politics of improvement

Author: Alan Craig Houston
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale Univ. Press, ©2008.
Series: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
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<DIV><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">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 participa.
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Biography
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Houston, Alan Craig, 1957-
Benjamin Franklin and the politics of improvement.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale Univ. Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008010960
(OCoLC)213479993
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Craig Houston
ISBN: 9780300152395 0300152396 1282088874 9781282088870
OCLC Number: 379506245
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 321 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Title: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Responsibility: 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,  Read more...

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