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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: 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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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 psychology, and religious belief and practice, among other topics.

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