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Benjamin Franklin's printing network : disseminating virtue in early America

Author: Ralph Frasca
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores Benjamin Franklin's network of partnerships and business relationships with printers. His network altered practices in both European and American colonial printing trades by providing capital and political influence to set up working partnerships with James Parker, Francis Childs, Benjamin Mecom, Benjamin Franklin Bache, David Hall, Anthony Armbruster, and others"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Frasca, Ralph, 1962-
Benjamin Franklin's printing network.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005027403
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Frasca
ISBN: 0826264921 9780826264923 9780826216144 0826216145
OCLC Number: 191934829
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 295 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Benjamin Franklin's Printing Network Disseminating Virtue in Early America; Contents; Preface; Introduction The Challenge of Franklin's Printing Network; 1 The Art of Virtue and the Virtue of the Art; 2 From Apprentice to Journeyman to Master Printer; 3 The Moral Foundations of Franklin's Journalism; 4 Communicating Instruction in Philadelphia; 5 Spreading Virtue to South Carolina; 6 Network Expansion from New York to the Caribbean; 7 The Political Imperative of the Pennsylvania German Partnerships; 8 Franklin Plants a Printer in His Native New England; 9 Renegade Second-Generation Printers. 10 The Franklin Network and the Stamp Act11 Rebellion and Network Loyalties; 12 The Moral Reform of a Scurrilous Press; Conclusion God, Humanity, and Franklin's Legacy; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Ralph Frasca.
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Explores Franklin's partnerships and business relationships with printers and their impact on the early American press. Besides analyzing the structure of the network, the author addresses two  Read more...

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