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William Franklin : son of a patriot, servant of a king

Author: Sheila L Skemp
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Benjamin Franklin's illegitimate son, who served a long tenure as Governor of New Jersey, and was arrested and jailed for supporting the British during the American Revolution. The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; William Franklin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila L Skemp
ISBN: 0195057457 9780195057454
OCLC Number: 20723923
Description: xiv, 358 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. An "Indulgent" Father, a Loyal Son 3 --
II. Father, Brother, and Companion 22 --
III. An Easy, Agreeable Administration 43 --
IV. "Times of Ferment and Confusion" 61 --
V. The Letter of the Law 81 --
VI. Walking a Tightrope 99 --
VII Seeds of Controversy 122 --
VIII. A Government Man 141 --
IX. "Two Roads" 160 --
X. An "Appearance of Government" 173 --
XI. "An Enemy to the Liberties of This Country" 192 --
XII. "Like a Bear Through the Country" 209 --
XIII. "An Unwillingness to Quit the Scene of Action" 227 --
XIV. "Deprived of Their All" 247.
Responsibility: Sheila L. Skemp.
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"A well-researched, nicely written, and a long-needed biography of Benjamin Franklin's son William....This book should be in every collegiate library and will prove worthwhile to all readers Read more...

 
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