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Reappraising Benjamin Franklin : a bicentennial perspective

Author: J A Leo Lemay
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work contains twenty-four essays by distinguished Franklin authorities. Illustrated.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J A Leo Lemay
ISBN: 087413448X 9780874134483
OCLC Number: 25746464
Description: 499 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The journalist as man of letters / Norman S. Grabo --
"Infamous practices" : risk-taking in Franklin's early journalism / Jeffery A. Smith --
Politics and temperance in Boston and Philadelphia : Benjamin Franklin's journalistic writings on drinking and drunkenness / Robert D. Arner --
"Scandal, like other virtues, is in part its own reward" : Franklin working the crime beat / Ronald A. Bosco --
Benjamin Franklin as publisher and bookseller / James N. Green --
Pride, prejudice, and jealousy : Benjamin Franklin's explanation for the American Revolution / Jack P. Greene --
Was Franklin too French? / Claude-Anne Lopez --
The peace treaties of 1782 and 1783 : diplomacy by affection / Esmond Wright --
"Plain, insinuating, persuasive" : Benjamin Franklin's final speech to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 / Barbara B. Oberg --
Franklin as enlightened natural philosopher / J.L. Heilbron. The bookkeeper of nature : Benjamin Franklin's electrical research and the development of experimental natural philosophy in the eighteenth century / Heinz Otto Sibum --
The American and British portraits of Benjamin Franklin / Wayne Craven --
The French portraits of Benjamin Franklin / Ellen G. Miles --
Benjamin Franklin and traditional music / Ellen R. Cohn --
Franklin's library / Edwin Wolf 2nd --
Franklin and emigration : the trajectory of use / Stephen Fender --
Caritas and capital : Franklin's Narrative of the late massacres / Carla Mulford --
The alleged puritanism of Benjamin Franklin / A. Owen Aldridge --
The theme of vanity in Franklin's Autobiography / J.A. Leo Lemay --
Benjamin Franklin as founding father of American humor / Daniel Royot --
Franklin's vocabulary / David Yerkes --
Dr. Janus / Ralph Lerner. Collective benevolence and the common good in Franklin's philanthropy / John C. Van Horne --
Doing good while doing well : benevolence and self-interest in Franklin's Autobiography / Michael Zuckerman.
Responsibility: edited by J.A. Leo Lemay.

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