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Franklin : the Autobiography and other writings on politics, economics, and virtue

Author: Benjamin Franklin; Alan Craig Houston
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Benjamin Franklin is one of the best known and least understood figures in the history of eighteenth-century political thought. Alan Houston clarifies our understanding of his thought by making available a representative selection of his most important political writings. The entire text of the Autobiography is included alongside letters, essays, pamphlets, and manuscript notes that cover political economy, moral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Essays
Autobiographies
Biography
Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Franklin; Alan Craig Houston
ISBN: 0521834961 9780521834964 0521542650 9780521542654
OCLC Number: 54462029
Description: lii, 381 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 13. Proposals relating to the education of youth in Pennsylvania --
14. Observations concerning the increase of mankind (1751) --
15. Letter to James Parker (1751) --
16. Rattlesnakes for Felons (1751) --
17. Letter to Peter Collinson (1753) --
18. Letter to Peter Collinson (1753) --
19. Join or die (1754) --
20. Reasons and motives for the Albany Plan of Union (1754) --
21. Letters to Governor Shirley (1754) with a preface of 1766 --
22. Preface to poor Richard improved (1757) --
23. Letter to ________ (1757) --
24. Letter to Lord Kames (1760) --
25. On the price of corn, and the management of the poor (1766) --
26. Letter to Lord Kames (1767)--
27. Causes of the American discontents before 1768 (1768) --
28. The Somersett case and the slave trade (1772) --
29. Rules by which a Great Empire may be reduced to a small one (1773). 30. An edict by the King of Prussia (1773) --
31. On a proposed act to prevent immigration (1773) --
32. Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union (1775) --
33. Morals of Chess (1779) --
34. The Whistle (1779) --
35. Letter to Joseph Priestley (1780) --
36. Letter to Joseph Priestley (1782) --
37. Letter to Richard Price (1782) --
38. Letter to Robert Morris (1783) --
39. Remarks concerning the savages of North America (1784) --
40. Letter to Sarah Franklin Bache (1784) --
41. Information to those who would remove to America (1784) --
42. Letter to Benjamin Vaughan (1784) --
43. At the Constitutional Convention (1787) --
44. Queries and remarks (1789) --
45. On the Slave Trade (1790).
Series Title: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Houston.
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