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Benjamin Franklin and the ends of empire

Author: Carla J Mulford
Publisher: Oxford (GB) : Oxford University Press, cop. 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of Franklin's writings on the British Empire and its relationship to the British North America, Mulford assesses the founding father's thoughts on economics, society, politics, and the  Read more...

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Named Person: Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carla J Mulford
ISBN: 9780199384198 0199384193
OCLC Number: 958929885
Description: 1 vol. (xv-426 p.) : ill., carte, fac-sim. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Chapter 1: "This obscure Family of ours was early in the Reformation": On Family Memory ; Chapter 2: "I had such a Thirst for Knowledge": Franklin's Boston Youth ; Chapter 3: Franklin's Imperial Imaginings: "Coined Land" and Global Goals ; Chapter 4: Pennsylvania Politics and the Problems of Empire ; Chapter 5: "People in the Colonies ... better Judges": Observing Empire at Midcentury ; Chapter 6: Franklin in London's Theatre of Empire ; Chapter 7: Love of Country ; Chapter 8: Rebellion to Tyrants, Obedience to God ; Chapter 9: "I intended well, and I hope all will end well": Franklin's Last Years ; Conclusion ; Notes ; Bibliography of Printed Sources ; Index
Responsibility: Carla J. Mulford.
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